Mapei platinum sponsor of fourth Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Company will showcase wide range of products for tunnelling, mining and underground construction

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Mapei, the worldwide leader in the manufacture of adhesives, chemical products, and sealant for the building industry, will be the Platinum Sponsor of the 4th Arabian Tunnelling Conference and Exhibition (ATC).

ATC will take place in conjunction with the 20th Gulf Engineering Forum, from 21st to 22nd of February 2017, at the Ritz Carlton DIFC Hotel in Dubai. With a focus on advancing technologies related to Tunnelling and Underground Space industries, the event will serve as the GCC’s most important gathering of professionals and experts, both local and international.

Founded in Milan (Italy) in 1937 and with a regional headquarter in Dubai operating since 2007, Mapei has developed a high-level technical know-how in the field of underground works by operating on-site for underground construction and mining projects across the world. Constant investments and advancements in their R&D laboratories – 5% of the company’s annual turnover is channeling into R&D investments – lead MAPEI to constant improvement of existing products and developed the ‘Underground Technology Construction Products’ line.

The range of products meets the entire range of needs and requirements, from applicator to Client, including:

• Concrete Technologies,
• Products for Mechanized tunneling – TBM,
• Coating in underground activities,
• Waterproofing system,
• Rehabilitation, maintenance and repairs technologies,
• Injection systems, consolidation and anchoring

With a goal of satisfying the entire range of technical needs of their clients, Mapei created the Underground Technology Team (UTT) as a means of offering highly trained on-site technical support for all underground works, from the first to the last step.

“Thanks to Mapei UTT, we are in the tunnel with you, from the start to the end of the job” commented Stefano Iannacone, Managing Director of Mapei Construction Chemicals.

Examples of this product’s use in the region’s projects include the Doha Metro (44km of tunnel) and Abu Hamour (9.5km) in Qatar, the Riyadh Metro (33km) and the Al-Haer Waste Water Conveyor (12km) in Saudi Arabia, the Abu Dhabi Step (41km) and the Dubai Metro in the UAE, to name a few.

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