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Power 60 Power 60 2018

#30: Giuseppe Chiaranda, Cimolai Rimond ME

In September 2016, two of Italy’s construction companies formed a joint venture, headquartered in the UAE, to bring architectural, turnkey, manufacturing, engineering, as well as project management and building solutions to the region. Cimolai Rimond Middle East, operating from its regional base in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, offer complete turnkey construction based on the latest advances in integrated project delivery solutions using Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.

Both partners have been associated with some of the most challenging projects, across a wide breadth of market segments including hospitality, healthcare, education, exhibition centres and pavilions, transportation, and marine infrastructure. Cimolai and Rimond both worked on the delivery of Rome’s The Cloud auditorium for the city’s new convention centre.

Cimolai was involved in the delivery of Doha’s Aspire Tower and the maintenance hangar at Hamad International Airport. Meanwhile, Rimond, which previously operated an office independently in the UAE, was the construction contractor for the Foster+Partners designed, UAE Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015.

In December last year, the contractor was awarded the contract to provide steel work for the intricate domed trellis of Expo 2020 Dubai’s central Al Wasl Plaza. Steel work produced by the UAE-Italian JV will provide the trellis structure for the 67.5m tall,130m wide dome that will become an inspiring piece of architecture at the heart of Expo. When finished, the structure will include 13,600m of intricate steel work and weigh 2,265 tonnes, with an enclosed space of 724,000cbm.