Al Seef Tower Owners Association signs with Al Shirawi FM

Al Seef Tower Owners Association signs with Al Shirawi FM

In response to the Real Estate Regulatory Authority [RERA] strata legislation becoming effective in September 2009, the Al Seef Owners Association [ASOA] has today signed a 3 year contract with the Al Shirawi Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Company LLC [ASEME] for the provision of full Facility Management services in this building: a prestigious, 44-floor residential structure, located on the edge of Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates.

Navin Valrani, CEO of ASEME said “The Owners Association is made up of forward-thinking individuals who are willing to put in the time and effort to make this partnership work, for the benefit of all owners of premises in Al Seef Tower 1. Working with a new combination of in-house teams and specialist subcontractors, including US Chiller Services, Al Shirawi FM looks forward to a long-term relationship with the ASOA, to make Al Seef Tower 1 a flagship of quality and service in Dubai, ready to comply with new strata legislation.”

Al Shirawi FM was chosen by the ASOA, following a full open tender selection process, managed by the ASOA itself. The Al Seef Owners’ Association stated that “Al Shirawi FM was chosen for their established technical reputation, coupled with a strong commitment to improve and integrate the building services, delivering innovation, along with transparency, integrity and passion: values which came across very clearly from their Facilities Management team.”

Al Seef Tower 1 is one of the earliest towers to be completed in the Dubai Marina district. It has a high level of occupancy by Dubai standards, with over 150 apartments, six shops and three parking levels, making up a total of 534,000 billable square feet. The Al Shirawi contract is KPI-based, structured around ISO Quality-tested Method Statements and covers a comprehensive range of fully-integrated “hotel” services, including on-site Management to oversee the delivery of the Air Conditioning Technical Support Programme; Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and building services; Security of premises and car parks; General cleaning; Reception; Landscaping, utilities and sewerage; Swimming pool cleaning; Pest control; Lifts maintenance; and all Fire fighting systems and alarms; plus, of course, dedicated Customer Services.

Al Shirawi FM is a Division of Al Shirawi Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Company LLC [ASEME]. Established in 1974, this company is one of the premier mechanical contractors in the region. With over 2000 employees, the organisation is structured as to able to draw upon the strengths of the Group, whilst allowing subsidiaries to respond flexibly and promptly to meet client needs.

With a Hard FM, MEP and Building Services pedigree, ASEME is able to respond to a broad range of complex property arrangements, self-delivering technical services for a variety of public and private sector clients, to meet a variety of challenging of facilities management requirements. Based in Dubai and part of the Al Shirawi Group, a regional industrial conglomerate, ASEME company has been ISO:9000 certified since 1997. In-house support includes mechanical and electrical maintenance and repairs, specialist chiller services, civil works, joinery, waterproofing, security and cleaning services.