Pilosio wins big contract in Mecca

26 March 2013

Dario Roustayan, Pilosio’s CEO, with Tarek Alnassar, managing director of Arabian Roots Scaffolding

Dario Roustayan, Pilosio’s CEO, with Tarek Alnassar, managing director of Arabian Roots Scaffolding & Formwork.

Italian formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Pilosio has won the contract to supply formwork and scaffolding for a massive construction project in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Pilosio will supply Magnum Plus model vertical formwork, Simplex Table and Linear flooring systems, and MP multidirectional structures for the construction of three buildings intended for services in the northern area of the Al-Haram mosque.

Pilosio’s local partner is Arabian Roots Scaffolding & Formwork.

The massive project is to extend and upgrade the entire area of the mosque. The current area of the Great Mosque covers a total of 365000 m2 and can accommodate 770000 pilgrims. The development project will increase the area to 465000 m2 and allow for up to 1.2 million visitors.

Dario Roustayan, Pilosio’s CEO, said; “This project is a great challenge for our design and production capacity. It can be a great opportunity for development in the Middle East region for the company.

"We still have some way to go, but I believe the route chosen was the right one, and the proof of that is the fact that we are beginning to compete with our German rivals, real multinationals, and sometimes we’re even beating them, as in the case of the Mecca order.”

The project was launched by the Saudi king, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, to cope with the enormous increase in the influx of pilgrims to the holy city.

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