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Airmech has Alba, other projects.

Airmech WLL, the Bahrain-based steel and aluminium fabrication specialist of the Mohammed Jalal and Sons Group, is currently working on a rectiformer replacement project at Alba as a subcontractor for Alstom Grid, the company said. "The project involves replacing 10 rectiformers and is mainly an EPC contract involving civil and elecrtro-mechanical work, fabrication and installation," said Airmech workshop and maintenance manager Omar Sinan.

Airmech began working on the project in 2008 and will complete its involvement later this year. Airmech is also currently working on the fabrication and supply of ramps for a Maaden project in Saudi Arabia through its client Innovatherm. The work also involves installation of electrical connections. It completes its Maaden job by the end of this year. Other ongoing projects include the fabrication of a platform skid for Mechanical Contracting and Services Company (MCSC), Bahrain, replacement of a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) damper at Alba and installation of new aluminium rolling equipment for Redex, France. These projects will be completed this year. Airmech recently completed the fabrication of burner ramps for the Boyne Smelter Ltd in Australia through Innovatherm. As well as fabricating the ramps, the company had to install free issue materials supplied by the client and supply and install electrical connections, have them commissioned and tested before ensuring sea-worthy packing for delivery to Australia. Airmech has worked on many Alba projects over the years. It also lists its Bahrain clients as Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mills (Garmco), Bapco, Asry, Bokhowa Group, Olayan Kimberly Clark and various ministries. Among non-Bahraini companies listed as clients are Dubai Aluminium, Qatar's Electricity Authority, Solios Thermal and Donaldson Europe. Airmech describes itself as primarily a company of mechanical, electrical and steel fabrication engineers and contractors who are well known in the Gulf for providing industrial project solutions to the oil, gas and aluminium industries.

Airmech workers at a project site

The company's workshops fabricate steel and aluminium structures including silos vessels, tanks, conveyors, steel structures, pipe racks, furnaces and aluminium busbars among other things. They have capabilities to produce GI ducting in rectangular and spiral forms as per BS and Smacna standards to cater for a variety of HVAC applications. Airmech's services generically include planning, co-ordination, engineering, procurement, construction, inspection, testing and commissioning. Sinan said the company was interested in expanding its activities to cover more fabrication work and in diversifying to cover other fabrication jobs that it does not take on now. It also plans to have more of its welders qualifying for tungsten inert gas and metal inert gas welding. As part of its growth strategy, the company will focus on developing further its operational skills and special relationships with clients, said Sinan. Its subsidiaries are Bahrain Trading Agencies Services WLL, distributors of Trane air conditioning equipment, Airmech Oman, an MEP contractor, Allloys Jalal WLL, specialists in tank vessel and pipeline cleaning, industrial waste disposal, painting, high pressure water jetting and sand blasting, and Westminster Gulf, a specialist in scaffolding.

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Date:Feb 1, 2012
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