In 2003, the government in Abu Dhabi decided to build a third transport link between Abu Dhabi and the mainland of the United Arab Emirates.
The reputable architect Zaha Hadid was commissioned to design a monument which, at the same time, could act as a six-lane motorway across the 600 metres wide canal.
It was essential that the design had a maintenance free life expectancy of minimum 100 years.
Following thorough investigations and calculations of life cycle cost, it was evident that the only feasible solution was stainless steel reinforcement, used intelligently in the areas with a high risk of corrosion.
Arminox® Gulf Fzco has supplied 900 tonnes of Arminox® stainless reinforcing steel to the project in Abu Dhabi through the contractor Achirodon.
For the final design a requirement of 41,000 tonnes of traditional black reinforcement and 900 tonnes of Arminox® stainless reinforcing steel has been projected.
Arminox® Gulf Fzco successfully finished the agreed delivery in December 2006.