Doka wins contract for ‘world’s second tallest tower’

Azizi Developments has signed an agreement with global formwork and scaffolding company Doka for the manufacture and supply of formwork systems for its new skyscraper project in Dubai.

The tower, which according to Azizi will be the second tallest in the world, is scheduled to be completed within four years (the exact height will be announced at a later date). It will feature a vertical shopping mall, luxury residences and opulent penthouses, a seven-star hotel, an observation deck and numerous high-end F&B options, among others.

Farhad Azizi, CEO of Azizi Developments, said, “This agreement is a testament to our commitment to procuring and partnering with only the very best, and aligns perfectly with our pursuit of delivering sustainable, innovative, high-quality, world-class developments that enrich lives for generations to come. Collaborating with Doka allows us to ensure premium construction quality for these unique developments.”

Doka offers a broad portfolio of solutions for the super high-rise segment, and therefore is able to tailor solutions to requirements. As the tower will be built on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road, the project team faces the challenges of working in limited on-site space. These challenges will be solved by Doka’s in-house workshop in Dubai designing strategically pre-assembled formwork and platform elements. These custom solutions will meet the client’s requirements for speed, technical precision and adherence to site specifications while effectively managing the space limitations.

The project will benefit from Doka’s expertise in providing turnkey formwork solutions, including climbing systems for core walls, climbing systems for mega columns, protection screens, slab formwork, table lifting systems, loading platforms, and slab edge protection. By implementing a comprehensive approach to each individual project, Doka can minimise interference between project teams and ensure a smoother, more efficient construction process.

Robert Hauser, CEO of Doka, said, “It’s a privilege to partner with one of the most prestigious global developers, Azizi, on this outstanding project. We are delighted that Doka has once again the opportunity to demonstrate its broad experience in the high-rise sector. Only highly experienced formwork experts can provide the right answers to the challenges of this project, from planning and engineering to operational excellence in execution.”

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