QOC, AKI & UGL partner in facility management
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA QATAR Olympic Committee (QOC), AKI and UGL Limited (UGL) signed a joint venture to provide integrated facilities management and property services in Qatar recently. The signing ceremony took place during the Aspire4Sport Congress and Exhibition.
The joint venture , which will be named Mosanada UGL, will focus on providing integrated facilities management services and property services to government and private sector clients. The venture is expected to commence operations in the first quarter of 2012. Vice-Chairman of AKI Hilal al Kuwari said, “We are delighted to partner with the Qatar Olympic Committee and UGL in this joint venture. This agreement further enhances AKI’s position as a leader in facility management across various sectors in Qatar.
The combined skills of all shareholders will ensure we deliver the best outcome for Qatar and our clients.” Secretary-General of Qatar Olympic Committee HE Sheikh Saoud Abdul Rahman al Thani said, “This joint venture will play an important role in supporting Qatar’s 2030 vision of being a global centre of sporting excellence. We look forward to working with AKI and UGL in this venture.” On his part, UGL Services’ Executive General Manager, Stuart Carmichael, said: “This joint venture represents a significant opportunity for all shareholders to create a leading facilities management company that will target government and private sector projects in Qatar.
The venture will leverage UGL Services’ international best practice people, systems, processes and technology to deliver integrated property services.” UGL Services provides corporate real estate and facilities management services to a wide range of government and large corporate clients in nearly 60 countries from four hubs in the Middle East, Australia, Singapore, and the North America, combining innovation, market knowledge, leadership and latest technology to deliver a endto- end offering in the property and outsourcing sector.