Posted by Bob Brunskill
Ras Al Khaimah-based RAK Ceramics, the world's largest ceramics manufacturer, has been awarded the contract for the Dubai International Airport (DIA) phase two expansion project, which includes a terminal for the Airbus A380 fleet.
The contract covers the supply of more than 100,000 square metres of tiles which will be used in the tunnels, on the bathroom walls and floor, and also as floor tiles in different areas of the terminal.
DIA's expansion is designed to accommodate the airport's traffic growth, which is expected to rise to over 70 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo per year.
"Dubai International Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the region, adopts stringent safety and quality standards, and the fact that RAK Ceramics was awarded the contract for the airport's latest expansion project is a testament to our relentless commitment to excellence and quality," said Khater Massaad, chief executive officer of RAK Ceramics.
RAK Ceramics is a US$1 billion global conglomerate in the ceramic industry that exports its products to over 150 countries, targeting architects, project developers and retail customers.