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ESF Completes £600k Dubai Arena Project

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and Invest Northern Ireland were instrumental in enabling ESF to quote for this prestigious project at Dubai Arena.

Newton Abbey-based Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) has completed their largest contract to date at the new state-of-the-art Dubai Arena, supplying a range of customised street furniture and security products in a deal worth £600k.

Known for their award-winning exporting capabilities, which include some of the world’s largest theme parks and government organisations, ESF supplied over 700 products to the project including bollards, benches, tree grates and litter bins.

Speaking about ESF’s work at the impressive new arena, Managing Director, Alan Lowry said, “Dubai Arena has been ESF’s largest project to date and we’re delighted to have contributed to what is sure to be one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attractions. Having the opportunity to showcase our products to the millions of tourists, estimated to be 25 million per year by 2025, is a great achievement for a small company from Northern Ireland.

“We supplied a number of products, most of which were manufactured in Northern Ireland, including security bollards to go around the perimeter to ensure its protection as well as benches, litter bins and tree grates.

“A greater focus is being placed on perimeter security across the globe due to the increase of attacks, especially where large crowds gather, so it’s important to ensure each product installed at the Dubai Arena is fit for purpose. All ESF’s security bollards are PAS 68 tested and certified and due to our recent acquisition of Sentry Posts, we have the technical ability to design and deliver a global project of this scale.”

Alan continued, “We have been very fortunate to deliver a number of projects across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in recent years with our street, themed and solar powered products, including IMG Worlds of Adventure, Warner Brothers Park and Global Village. We are hopeful to continue that growth, with the addition of our security products, throughout the UAE and Middle East in the months and years ahead.”

Both the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Invest Northern Ireland were instrumental in enabling ESF to quote for this prestigious project at Dubai Arena.

Speaking about ESF’s work at Dubai Arena, Swathi Sri, Head of Territory – India, Middle East and Africa at Invest Northern Ireland said, “We are delighted to see the ESF team build on their recent successes in the UAE and to work on such a significant project as the Dubai Arena. Northern Ireland has a world class reputation for design capabilities, and ESF’s success stands as a testimony to their commitment to high-class quality and ongoing innovation.”

Dubai Arena, officially named the Coca-Cola Arena following a ten-year deal with Coca Cola, is due to open in June 2019 and will span half-a-million square feet. The multi-purpose arena, located at City Walk, will have the capacity to accommodate 17,000 people and will host a variety of events all year round.

ESF has experienced an array of global success since breaking into the export market in 2013. In 2018, the company supplied products to 22 countries globally and opened their first American office, which will allow them to better service their American customers.

Alan Lowry has also been announced as a finalist in the prestigious Institute of Directors ‘Director of the Year’ awards where he is shortlisted in both the International and Innovation categories.

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