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Project Silk

A prepreg manufacturing facility—protecting sensitive manufacturing spaces

  • 8.5K

    Square Metres

  • United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

Following initial workshops in the region, the team worked remotely and used time zone differences to quickly advance the design.

Project Silk included the design and construction of a purpose-built facility to manufacture unidirectional tape—a toughened epoxy pre-impregnated carbon fiber resin system (prepreg) that satisfies the requirements of a 20-year contract with a world-leading aircraft manufacturer.

Stantec provided the preliminary design and was retained as the technical advisor during this design-build project. As the product is sensitive to foreign object debris (FOD), the facility was designed to minimize contamination in the manufacturing spaces. The design and construction also addressed local climatic conditions including relatively extreme heat, low humidity, and significant fine airborne sand/dust and prevented adverse effects to the product or manufacturing equipment and support systems. The facility can produce nearly 1 million pounds (454,000 kilograms) of prepreg product (in a variety of sizes) each year that meets the end users’ stringent requirements.

By breaking new ground, Project Silk has shown what is possible in the region. The design and delivery of such an advanced facility also shows the possibilities opened by new construction technologies and close collaboration.

At a Glance

2 Pearls Estidama
MEED Project Awards, 2021 National Winner - Industrial Project of the Year
Meet Our Team

Dave Calder, Vice President, Global Industrial Buildings Sector Leader

My job is to listen to my clients and figure out what their needs are to see if, and how, Stantec can help them.
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Kevin Christon, Regional Director, Buildings MENA

I believe that success is created by carefully listening to our clients and turning their vision into a reality everyone can be proud of.
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Akhilesh Nair, Associate, Manager – MEP

It’s my goal to provide professional, comprehensive services and to become a preferred provider of engineering services in the construction industry.

Sy Selick, Principal, Industrial Engineer

I strive to develop integrated design solutions that help my clients meet their business goals.

Abdelazim Sherif, Senior Associate, Manager - Structures

Structural design for us means support—supporting loads, supporting other disciplines, and supporting innovative ideas.
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Dave Calder

Vice President, Global Industrial Buildings Sector Leader

Kevin Christon

Regional Director, Buildings MENA

Akhilesh Nair

Associate, Manager – MEP

Sy Selick

Principal, Industrial Engineer

Abdelazim Sherif

Senior Associate, Manager - Structures

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