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Speedy provides first on-site facility in Egypt for Al Futtaim Carillion project

18 Oct 10 Speedy has supplied an on-site facility to Al Futtaim Carillion, Carillion plc’s long-standing joint venture in the Middle East and North Africa with the Al-Futtaim Group, for its Cairo Festival City scheme in Egypt.

The mixed-use US$3.2 billion development - which spans nearly 10 million sq ft – will deliver several retail outlets, office space, housing, restaurants, entertainment and a school as well as creating over 50,000 office jobs & housing for 13,000 residents when completed. 

It is anticipated that the total number of people working on the development from various construction businesses will reach 6500 prior to completion. 

A full range of Speedy equipment worth £2.5 million will be used by the Al Futtaim Carillion on-site including the latest tele-handlers and backhoe loaders. 

Services from Speedy include asset management, bar-coded tool distribution system, training, and health and safety advice. 

A nine strong team from Speedy are on-site in Cairo to facilitate the optimum use of the equipment and services, which is set to increase to 40 as the project develops. 

Mike McGrath, managing director, International Asset Services at Speedy said: “We support our customers in delivering major overseas projects and facilities management contracts by providing a managed site support service, which combines our core expertise in equipment hire with asset management, infrastructure and logistics services.” 

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