Expo 2020 order for Alimak

By Euan Youdale04 April 2018

Cimolai Rimond Middle East has placed an order valued at SEK32 million ($3.8 million) with Alimak Group’s Industrial Equipment segment for the Al Wasl Plaza on the site of the next World Expo, Expo 2020 Dubai.

Upgraded hoists from Alimak Hek.

The Al Wasl Plaza, the centrepiece of Expo 2020 Dubai, will be topped by a dome trellis structure 67.5m tall and 130m wide. When finished, the structure will consist of 13,600m of intricate steelwork and weigh 2,265 tonnes.

Alimak Group’s CoxGomyl will supply, install, test and commission internal and external access equipment that will be used for maintaining and cleaning the special fabric elements that form the external skin of the structure.

The systems will be delivered and installed by mid-2019.

Starting on October 20, 2020, Expo is expected to draw 25 million visits from around the world, including an unprecedented 70% from outside of the UAE. It is the first time that a World Expo will be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.

“This order for access equipment for Expo 2020 Dubai is further recognition of Alimak Group’s leading building maintenance solutions that are custom designed to support reliable, safe and efficient access to complex structures. The Group’s global presence was a major deciding factor for the customer and CoxGomyl worked closely with the lead architects to create an innovative bespoke access solution to ensure all areas of the dome can be maintained while minimising the visual impact of the systems,” says Tormod Gunleiksrud, CEO Alimak Group.

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