Turner & Townsend has been chosen to provide full project and cost management services for the construction of Unilever’s new manufacturing plant in the UAE.
The £250M facility will enable the consumer brands firm to expand its latest personal care products business across Middle Eastern and Northern African countries, while creating 400 jobs.
Turner & Townsend’s managing director for Middle East Mike Collings said: “Having worked successfully with Unilever on multiple occasions, we have a clear understanding of their expectations so we are well positioned to deliver a high-quality finished product, which will exemplify best practice in environmental friendly construction.”
Unilever Gulf’s supply chain director Ahmed Kadous said: “We’ve worked with Turner & Townsend before so we’re confident in their ability to deliver the latest and best practice whilst working on this project.
“Our decision to continue investing in Dubai was the result of the steady rise in demand for quality personal care products in the region. In addition to that, the new facility will assist us in achieving our long-term vision; doubling the size of our business while halving our environmental footprint.”
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.