EllisDon consortium wins contract to build Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

WCN Editorial Team 11 Jul 2019 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

A consortium of EllisDon Construction has been awarded a contract by Canadian Ministry of International Trade Diversification to design, build and operate the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Other members of the consortium include: Moriyama & Teshima Architects, and Lord Cultural Resources, along with Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX and Cisco.

Expo 2020 Dubai will be a platform to showcase innovation of Canada and promote new business opportunities for Canadian companies and attract international investment. This will in turn create jobs in the country.

The Expo will also offer a chance to showcase the country’s leadership in aerospace, artificial intelligence, tourism and education.

EllisDon chief strategy officer and services, senior vice-president Jody Becker said: “As part of our long-term commitment to our operations in the Middle East, EllisDon is honoured to have been named the successful proponent for the delivery of the design, construction and operation of the Canada Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.

“Together with our team of expert Canadian and Emirati partners, we look forward to delivering a pavilion that will represent all Canadians and of which we can all be proud.”

The Expo will last for 173 days, running between 20 October 2020 and 10 April 2021. An estimated 25 million visitors are expected to attend the event.

Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr said: “The Canada Pavilion in Dubai will serve as a meeting place for Canadian business and innovators.

“It’s one more way our government is opening doors for companies to compete in thriving global markets, secure new contracts, attract international investment and create well-paying jobs for middle class Canadians.

“As one of Canada’s premier building firms, EllisDon Construction Ltd. will bring its world-class construction expertise to Dubai and deliver the Canada Pavilion over the coming months.”

In 2018, the UAE was Canada’s 22nd largest global market, exporting nearly CAD1.5bn of products. More than 150 Canadian companies across a variety of sectors are present in the UAE and use the country as a base for their operations in the region.

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Image: EllisDon to build Canada Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020. Photo: Courtesy of Werner Satzger/Pixabay.


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