SENSAIRE Services, a leading engineering services contractor in the UAE, has marked a key milestone in its 30-year history with the award of the Ohsas 18001 occupational health and safety management certificate accredited by Vincotte International.
The company, which says it has a proven track record in the construction industry on a wide spectrum of projects in the UAE, is currently providing essential mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services to several high-profile developments all across the country ranging from residential towers to commercial centres, and from schools to hospitals and from malls to edutainment centres.
Sensaire Services is now close to completing works on the highly prestigious Al Jalila Children Speciality Hospital in Dubai as well as the Saraya Towers (The Views), and Al Hilal Bank tower, both in Abu Dhabi. Its other current projects include the military secondary school in Sharjah, and Dubai Civil Defence headquarters extension and Mazaya Centre in Dubai.
Providing details of some of these projects, general manager Mohammed Faiyazuddin says: “Sensaire is executing a major Dh175-million ($47.6 million) remeasured MEP contract at the Al Jalila Children’s Hospital. This 200-bed children’s super-specialty hospital will have 40 intensive-care units, six dialysis facilities, 20 healing centres, 12 training rooms, eight operating theatres, 30 clinical and non-clinical departments, 40 outpatient clinics, and a 40-bed emergency department, more than 3,750 pieces of biomedical equipment and fixtures, and a multi-purpose activities room for children.”
“The hospital has over 60 services, which include facilities such as nurse call systems, CCTV and a medical gas network. The client has engaged some highly specialised consultants on this project, which is now in the completion stage,” he adds.
Saraya Towers, meanwhile, comprises two luxury residential towers which are 41 and 46 storeys respectively that enjoy views of the Abu Dhabi Corniche and the Saraya Lagoon. The project is being developed by Aabar Properties.
Al Hilal Bank Tower, which will house the offices of Al Hilal Bank, will include a high-class retail component on the ground floor and 25 commercial office levels as well as provide more than 1,000 parking spaces for tenants. The building comprises more than 34,000 sq m of office space and a 700-sq-m retail area.
Faiyazuddin points out that Sensaire has been undergoing a major restructuring over the past year and has successfully brought the business back on track with the award of these new projects and, in the build-up to the Expo 2020, will “attain quite a substantial portion of the market share within the next two to three years”.
Meanwhile, Sensaire’s portfolio of completed projects includes the U-Bora Towers, a mixed-use development located in the heart of Business Bay, Dubai, comprising of a 58-storey tall commercial tower, and a 20-storey residential tower.
Another recently completed landmark development is the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, a luxury 291-rooms five-star hotel which was home of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in 2013.
Sensaire Services is a subsidiary of First Merchant International (FMI), the merchant banking arm of First Gulf Bank (FGB). From its humble beginnings in 1983 as an air-conditioning installation and maintenance firm, Sensaire has evolved into a full-fledged electrical and mechanical building engineering services contractor that has successfully executed various developments including villas, hospitals, hotels, palaces, colleges, shopping malls, office buildings, and large-scale district cooling projects.
Its services span across HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), public health systems, fire-fighting systems, electrical systems, fire alarm and low-current systems, building automation and monitoring systems, and facilities management.
“Our industry leading expertise in MEP services with respect to the engineering, procurement and construction of all types of buildings has allowed us to have detailed knowledge of every stage of the building process from design development to site works, ranging from implementation to execution, testing and commissioning,” says Faiyazuddin, adding, “we have developed a reputation for delivering projects on time, on budget and to benchmark quality standards.”
Commenting on the Ohsas certification, he says: “Sensaire Services has been executing renowned projects all over the UAE for more than 30 years and has been successful till date with a zero fatality rate.”
He adds that Sensaire’s emphasis on the health and safety of its employees has been of paramount importance to the organisation and this accreditation is another step in the right direction.
Sensaire has also previously been honoured with ISO9001 quality management and ISO14001 environment management certifications.