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Edrasis Middle East, a Kuwaiti specialised geotechnical company, was selected to put the Al Hamra Tower complex on a firm footing through its expertise in geotechnical works, the vast experience of its personnel and the use of suitable equipment.

Concrete pumps from Germany-based Putzmeister have helped Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading Company in the rigorous task of placing concrete for Kuwait’s tallest building, the Al Hamra Tower.

Peri, a global specialist in formwork and scaffolding, describes the Al Hamra Tower as one of the most difficult projects handled by the company in the region, requiring it to design special formwork systems to shape the complex form and meet the fast cycle times required by the development.

An innovative core wall control survey system conceived and developed by Leica Geosystems ensured that the 414-m Al Hamra and Al Firdous Tower rose straight as a die along its skyward path. The solution was supplied and supported by Morad Yousuf Behbehani, the Swiss company’s authorised distributor in Kuwait.

Al Hamra Kuwait Company has provided the Al Hamra Tower a watertight solution – literally – by providing waterproofing that covers the foundations and the basement as well as the roof of the striking tower.

The Al Hamra Tower has set yet another record by becoming the tallest direct-adhered stone-clad structure in the world. However, achieving this cladding record in a 414-m building that has spiral cantilevered concrete shear walls was a major challenge and a daunting task indeed.

Asia Electro Mechanical Company, one of the leading stockists of pipes and fittings, valves and flanges, was a key supplier of these products to the Al Hamra luxury complex project.

True to its name, building solutions company Everest Industries rose to a tall challenge when it was called upon to support the external cladding work at a height starting from 350 m at the Al Hamra Tower.

Having secured deals for the vertical movement of people in most of the tallest buildings in Kuwait, Hitachi took up the challenge of transporting people within Al Hamra Tower, which currently claims that distinction.

Industrial Metal Center Company (IMCC) has successfully delivered and fixed approximately 50 tonnes of high-quality stainless steel and other metal products at the Al Hamra Tower project.

International Standard Group (ISG) claims the distinction of having undertaken installation work on the highest stone elevation in the world, making the Al Hamra Tower a remarkable addition to its achievements in the natural stone business. The south wall of the tower is believed to the highest stone elevation in the world, according to ISG.

The Al Hamra Tower project is dressed in distinctive limestone which has been supplied by Germany’s Jura Marble Suppliers (JMS), which is believed to be one of the world’s largest quarriers of Jura limestone.

Painting and plastering specialist Al Intisar Trading Company boosted its manpower to speed up work on the Al Hamra Tower and is on schedule to complete its contract in February 2012.

Hempel Paints beat off stiff competition to secure the distinction of being the leading supplier of paint products to the Al Hamra Tower, according to a spokesman for the premier paints specialist.

Wuhan Lingyun Building Decoration Engineering Company (Lingyun), a Chinese manufacturer of curtain-walling, has raised its profile even further in the Kuwait market, having completed the highly distinctive façade of the sculpted Al Hamra Tower.

As the technology services provider for Al Hamra Tower, Kuwaiti Digital Computer Company (KDCC) is currently implementing state-of-the-art information technology solutions, which include a high-speed backbone network, to deliver voice, video and data to the end-users at the complex.

Providing the power solutions for the Al Hamra Tower involved some of the latest engineering technology and automation features and called for a high degree of coordination, says Al Nisf Electrical Company, which supplied all the main equipment for the project’s electrical power distribution.

The Al Hamra Tower project provided Al Khateeb Industries with an ideal opportunity to showcase its vast capabilities in joinery, which helped it clinch another landmark development in the country, says the Kuwait-based company.

Sadeer Trading and Contracting Company has provided a number of attractive finishes, ranging from decorative ceiling to wood work, to enhance the visual appeal of the interiors of the landmark Al Hamra Tower. One of the highlights of the aesthetic touches it has rendered to the complex is the stretch fabric ceiling for the mall.

Al Hamra, the latest and the landmark project in Kuwait, has been supplied with luxury sanitary fixtures and accessories from Hassan Abul Building Material Company.