Eversendai, Malaysia's Pride
In The Middle East
DUBAI, March 24 (Bernama) -- Structural steel contractor Eversendai
Corporation is Malaysia's best corporate success story in the Middle
East, managing to position itself as a specialist structural steel
contractor well above other global players in the booming
construction market in the region.
Starting as a structural steel erection contractor back in 1984, the
company is now playing a crucial role in putting up some world
famous landmark structures not only in the Middle East but also in
the Asian region.
"We design the structure, fabricate
and construct steel works for high-rise buildings, heavy industrial
plants, stadiums, steel bridges, roof structures and other
infrastructure," said Eversendai group managing director Datuk A.K.
He is here in conjunction with International Trade and Industry
Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz's visit to the United Arab
She is leading an 80-strong trade and investment mission comprising
representatives of both the public and private sectors, organized by
the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade).
Dubai is the first stop, followed by Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi
Dubai, an important tourist destination and port, is rapidly
developing as a hub for service industries such as IT and finance.
Nathan said Eversendai always ensures that it complete its
undertakings within the given time without compromising on quality
Eversendai, according to him, had
carried out projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, the
Philippines, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Abu Dhabi and
"Our biggest breakthrough was when we were invited to execute the
Burj Al Arab Hotel project in Dubai in 1995 that involved 9,200 tons
of steelwork," he added.
It become Eversendai's signature project and marked its entry into
the Middle East.
Eversendai's landmark projects in Dubai include the Emirates Towers,
Dubai Airport Control Tower, the Tower, the Dragon Mart, Marina's
Crown, the Gate Building, Ski Dome at the Mall Emirates and the
Dubai Festival City.
In Qatar, they are the Ritz Carlton, Khalifa Stadium, Qatar Airways
Hanger and Qatar Science and Technology Park, as well as the Al-Moayyed
Towers in Bahrain and the Kingdom Centre in Saudi Arabia.
Some ongoing projects for the group include global landmarks in
Dubai such as the Burj Dubai (the tallest building), the Dubai Mall
(world's largest mall), the Rose Tower (the world's tallest suite
hotel), Al Mas Tower, Index Tower, Shams Tower, Princess Tower,
Motor City in Qatar, the new Doha International Airport and the
Rafidah said: "We are proud that we have a company that is ranked as
a global player."
She said Eversendai's success in making inroads into the Middle East
market should serve as an example for other Malaysian companies
wanting to venture into the region.