23 April 2019

BESIX has officially launched its 3D concrete
printing studio in Dubai, providing the region with an innovative solution for
construction. BESIX 3D combines the engineering and construction capabilities
of BESIX, the largest Belgian construction company operating in the Middle
East, along with the expertise of the leader in construction materials, SIKA
and the international 3D printing designer Witteveen+Bos. 

3D printing is a breakthrough for architects and
construction companies. This sustainable advanced technology allows the
handling of complex geometries disrupting traditional construction.

BESIX 3D is proposing a comprehensive production
chain, from concept design, structural modelling and printing, to assembly.
BESIX strives to be among the frontrunners in this market and become one of the
early references to upcoming projects in the region. In parallel, BESIX 3D is
investing in several R&D Programs in partnership with universities to
further develop the technology and materials and to apply the techniques to
different environments such as marine applications.

“The market is moving out of the innovation phase
and entering into the growth phase at the speed of light. BESIX 3D Studio has
been setup to support the region in its vision to disrupt the traditional
approach of construction by offering a one-stop-shop solution to each
stakeholders” said Jonas Vandeven, Head of BESIX 3D Division.

“The biggest advantage of 3D printing is the
customisation of work on a large scale, making projects more aesthetically
unique. In the digital world, 3D printing is the logical transition from
software to reality” says Benoit Meulewaeter, Engineering Manager BESIX 3D.

“The investment made by BESIX for our 3D Printing
Division aligns with our corporate vision to excel in creating sustainable
solutions for a better world,” says Pierre Sironval, COO of BESIX Group.

BESIX 3D is currently working on a variety of
projects for government and private companies and is already setting its mark
on construction in the region. Past projects include The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Tram, Emirates Palace Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand MosqueDubai Water Canal, The Green Planet, Ferrari World Theme Park,
LEGOLAND Dubai, as well as King Abdullah Sports City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

More information from Jonas
Vandeven, Tel: +971 56
414 4945 / email: [email protected] 

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