Mac Al Gurg wins biggest project since inception in 1974 with Diehl Smart Metering
September 17, 2020
Smart water metering systems supplied by leading building and construction solutions provider Mac Al Gurg have recently selected for a major Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) project in the UAE.
“This Fewa deal is the largest single order received by Mac Al Gurg since its inception in 1974,” Nicholas Papadopoulos, General Manager of the Dubai-based ESAG Building Materials Division (BMD), tells Gulf Construction. “The company is rightly proud of it and of its association with Diehl Metering – one of the leading global companies in this field.”
Mac Al Gurg is one of the three entities under ESAG BMD, which is part of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, a well-respected UAE conglomerate comprising 27 companies with a portfolio of over 370 international brands.
The Fewa order, which was secured by Mac Al Gurg in July, involves the supply 127,500 units of ½-inch Mbus wired ultrasonic smart water meters from Diehl Metering. These meters, which are at the cutting edge of technologies in this area, will be supplied to Fewa over a period of five years, Papadopoulos, says.
Papadopoulos attributes the company’s success in securing this major order to its brand equity, sales and after-sales support, customer service, association with reliable and reputable manufacturers such as Diehl Metering and its high level of technical expertise.
Diehl Metering systems have also been installed in the City of Kalba, Sharjah, following their approval by Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa).
Diehl Metering is a corporate division of the Germany-headquartered Diehl Group and supplies solutions for the intelligent use of water, thermal energy, gas and electricity. It provides smart metering solutions to utility companies through the intelligent networking of various metering devices into larger data platforms.
Diehl Metering solutions offer transparency for utilities and municipalities, and enable considerably increased efficiency in reading, billing and service processes. Its customers are also able to benefit from real-time effects such as early recognition of leaks and the optimisation of distribution networks through intelligent information regarding prompt adjustment of the offer to suit actual needs.
“With Diehl Metering, you are perfectly equipped for smart metering which is an important component of sustainable smart city concepts,” Papadopoulos remarks.
Mac Al Gurg has been one of the go-to names in the building sector of the UAE for more than 45 years. Well known among the professionals of the construction industry for its stable and reliable role in the market, the group has been steadily going from strength to strength, in line with the legacy that the name Al Gurg upholds in the market, he says.
The company has a very strong portfolio of brands and product lines that cover a much wider range of building materials requirements. Over the years, it has built a presence in the UAE offering copper pipes and fittings from Pegler Yorkshire; drainage systems from Blucher, Purus and Wade US; water heaters from National Heaters of Oman and Pacific; radiant heating and cooling systems from Kantherm and Rehau; and domestic gas pipes and fittings from WASK, Sperryn, Rehau and Enolgas.
Mac Al Gurg also offers stormwater and sewage systems from Hauraton; access covers from PAM, Gatic and MAG and Viking Johnson and Straub as part of its infrastructure range.
Over the years, Mac Al Gurg has also gained a reputation as a reliable provider for sanitary ware, plumbing and drainage solutions such as Armitage Shanks, Delta and Franke.
Since 1974, Mac Al Gurg has been an integral part of numerous prestigious projects, delivering to the UAE market the best products from leading manufacturers in Europe and US. Its key landmark projects including Golden Mile Palm Dubai, Dubai Metro Route 2020, Expo 2020, Latifa Hospital, Al Nasr Stadium and many more.
“With 45 years of delivering solutions to the UAE construction market, Mac Al Gurg has earned the professional trust of clients and partners – and most of all, millions of satisfied end-users,” Papadopoulos concludes.
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