Wednesday , October 17 2018

Limak Construction meets with UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling – Activities in Kuwait discussed

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 2: On Sept 27, 2017, Limak Construction met with Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling of the United Kingdom to present the company’s latest activities in Kuwait and discuss future opportunities with the United Kingdom (UK). Limak is a leading contractor currently constructing landmark projects in Europe, South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including the new state-of-the-art terminal at Kuwait International Airport (KIA) and West Abdullah Al-Mubarak Project.

Limak ‹nflaat Kuwait Project Director Richard Meredith presented to Transport Secretary Grayling, who was accompanied by a delegation of senior British Embassy and UK Department for Transport officials, details of the company’s extensive operations worldwide and incredible track record in completing projects on-time or ahead of schedule; including Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in a record period of 18 instead of 36 months.

Notable attendees at the meeting included Charge D’Affaires, BE Kuwait Mrs Jacky Perkins, Department of Trade Director Simon Williams, Limak ‹nflaat Board Member and Limak Investments Chairperson Mrs Ebru Özdemir, Limak ‹nflaat Board Member and CEO Feyiz Genc and senior representatives from both Limak ‹nflaat and Limak ‹nflaat Kuwait. Additional guests included Foster + Partners, ARUP Group and KEO International Consultants.

During the Wednesday meeting the Turkish company presented its current and past airport projects around the world, including Kuwait International Airport’s New Terminal II project designed by the UK’s Foster and Partners. With seven airport projects under its belt and four in-progress, Limak ‹nflaat has over 20 years’ experience in contracting and operating airports worldwide. Presenting opportunities for UK companies next, Meredith touched upon a list of over 17 UK-based companies Limak have worked with in the past and where the Turkish firm can see synergy for UK Business to be involved in the Kuwait Project.

Richard Meredith said: “As one of the leading conglomerates in Turkey with over 50,000 employees operating in 13 countries, we are proud to be able to expand into new territories and now include the Middle East and Africa on our list. At Limak, we have a commitment to make a difference in every community we serve, and since the launch of our first project in Kuwait over a year ago we’ve supported small businesses, sponsored initiatives, launched educational programs, and started a transfer of knowledge-all while working on Kuwait’s goal to turn KIA Terminal II into a regional hub. We thank Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and his delegation for their visit and look forward to welcoming them again in the future.”

Recently listed as Engineering News-Record’s 2017 Top 250 International Contractors, Limak Construction is a 100 percent owned subsidiary of the Limak Group of Companies and a worldwide leader in building and managing state-of-the-art infrastructure projects. The Group operates in over 13 countries with more than 50,000 employees and across various sectors, including tourism, cement, energy, infrastructure, airport management and operations, port management, food, and aviation.

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