Kingspan was involved with the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Complex project

Kingspan was involved with the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Complex project

Kingspan expansion will spur exports

Major projects including ones linked to Expo 2020 Dubai and the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 will need special building solutions of the kind Kingspan specialises in

July 2015

Kingspan Insulated Panels, a global leader in high-performance building envelope technologies, is carrying out an extensive expansion of its manufacturing plant in Dubai.

The expansion will produce Kingspan’s latest optimised building solutions and serve as a regional hub to meet the rapidly growing demand for energy-efficient buildings in the GCC, East Africa and South Africa.

Central to the upgrade is the addition of a new production line for IPN QuadCore, which Kingspan, part of the Ireland-based Kingspan Group, terms as a game-changing hybrid insulation core. Engineered with phenolic chemistry, IPN QuadCore sets new thermal, fire, environmental and guarantee standards for insulated panels. IPN QuadCore outperforms all other building technologies to create the most cost-effective, optimised buildings possible, the company said in a statement.

“This investment marks another milestone in Kingspan’s commitment to serve our customers across the globe and bring them the most advanced building technologies available,” said Gilbert McCarthy, managing director, Kingspan Insulated Panels.

The £10 million ($15.72 million) investment will see the current plant in Dubai Industrial Park expand to 7,000 sq m and reach a production capacity that runs into millions of square metres of market-leading insulated panels. In addition to the new production line for architectural wall and roof panels, the improved facility will include an extension to the current manufacturing plant, which will feature the Kingspan Energy cost-saving rooftop solar PV system.



The Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre, where Kingspan supplied its solutions

The Emirates Engine Maintenance Centre, where Kingspan supplied its solutions

Customers in the region will benefit from the complete range of Kingspan’s high-performance building solutions. Kingspan’s envelope systems, which include Kingspan insulated roof and wall panels, standing seam systems and Benchmark architectural façades, are combined with integrated energy solutions like the innovative Kingspan photovoltaic and ZerO energy lighting systems to deliver buildings that generate their own energy and optimise performance thereby minimising energy consumption and costs.

Lance Wilson, managing director at Kingspan Rigidal, said: “The region continues to be defined by investment in major infrastructure projects. Expo 2020 Dubai and the Qatar 2022 World Cup are fuelling demand for large-scale commercial and industrial buildings. This trend, coupled with a growing appreciation for more cost-effective, energy efficient building stock, means Kingspan is well-placed to meet the needs of building owners, specifiers and contractors in these markets.”

Kingspan Insulated Panels is a key player with the airports industry as well as being one of the leading manufacturers of standing seam and building envelope solutions.



“Our reputation for technical excellence and manufacturing precision has been built over three decades of extensive experience in successfully delivering multi-million-dollar airports and infrastructure projects throughout the Mena region, Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Asia Pacific,” the company said in a statement.

“We offer the complete range of high-performance building envelop products and solutions compliant with international, national and regional building codes and standards.

“With well-stablished in-house design resources and a modern manufacturing facility in Dubai, supported by a network of trained and approved site installers worldwide, we offer clients a one-stop shop for all their requirements.

“Our KingZip SF Standing Seam System allows designers and specifiers to create the highest performing buildings in terms of thermal efficiency, acoustic properties and weather proofing while at the same time offering unlimited design flexibility to achieve architectural design excellence.”

Kingspan’s Optimo wall panels were chosen for Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Complex’s T3 passenger terminal extension.

Kingspan Group is a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, delivering high efficiency, low cost and low carbon building solutions across a broad range of market sectors. Founded in the late 1960s, the group has grown steadily to become a prominent brand within the construction industry. The group comprises four divisions: Insulated Panels, Insulation, Access Floors and Environmental.

Kingspan Insulated Panels is the biggest division of the four.

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