Turner & Townsend to oversee construction of $350m Unilever factory in UAE

UK consultancy Turner & Townsend (T&T) is to provide project and cost management services for a Unilever factory in the UAE.

The $350m facility in Dubai will supply personal care products to the Middle East and North Africa, creating up to 400 jobs in the process.

The Anglo-Dutch multinational is designing the facility in line with its Sustainable Living Plan, which will avoid sending waste to landfill.

Mike Collings, managing director of T&T in the Middle East, said: "Having worked with Unilever on multiple occasions, we have a clear understanding of their expectations so we are well positioned to deliver a high-quality finished product, which will exemplify best practice in environmental friendly construction."

Ahmed Kadous, supply chain director at Unilever Gulf, said: "Our decision to continue investing in Dubai was the result of the steady rise in demand for quality personal care products in the region.

"In addition to that, the facility will assist us in achieving our long-term vision: doubling the size of our business while halving our environmental footprint."

T&T was recently awarded an airport expansion contract in Dubai.

Image: A Unilever factory in Finland (Kotivalo/Wikimedia Commons)

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