Taiwan firms vie for contract to supply glass to Burj Dubai


Taiwan firms vie for contract to supply glass to Burj Dubai

Taipei - Taiwanese glass manufacturers are teaming up to bid for the contract to supply glass to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, it was reported on Sunday.

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Published: Sun 31 Aug 2008, 5:53 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:05 PM

An estimated 110 Taiwan glass manufacturers plan to form a consortium to bid for the contract for the Dubai Tower, which will stand at more than 800 metres when it is unveiled in 2009, and replace the 508-metre Taipei 101 as the world's tallest building.

Burj Dubai will require 386 million dollars worth of glass, including 225 million dollars for glass plates for its facade and 612 million dollars worth of glass for the interiors, the Liberty Times reported.

While the South Korean government is helping its glass manufacturers to compete for the glass-plates contract, Taiwanese glassmakers are bidding on the contract for the interiors, the paper said.

Taiwan glass manufacturers participated in the Dubai International Furniture Fair for the first time in 2007, when they grabbed the attention of Burj Dubai's construction team.

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