First opening its doors for business in the Netherlands in 1958, Bam International celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, Bam International is committed to maintaining its unparalleled level of expertise in project management and construction.
To achieve this, it continues to emphasise the importance of advanced construction techniques, a highly qualified management and staff, and a flexible organisation that allows for close co-operation with both associated and local experts. All of this is supported by a sound financial base that enables BAM International to exceed its clients’ expectations, deliver on time and on budget, act sustainably, and contribute positively to the communities in which it works.
BAM International experienced its first surge in the 1970s, when its entrepreneurial spirit resulted in an expansion in terms of market sectors, as well as geographical areas.
Marine construction has always been the backbone of the business and, building on the Dutch tradition in this discipline, it supported a rapid expansion of the company’s activities across the world: the Caribbean, North and Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Australia followed in the 1980s. More recently, a series of special projects has led the way to Europe and even Antarctica.
Growth and continuity of the business have also been determined by the ability to expand into different fields. So whilst marine construction, particularly near shore projects, still makes up the lion’s share of business, BAM International has become just as respected for its abilities in high-quality, complex general building projects, in addition to the industrial and infrastructural markets.
Until 2009, BAM International was best known under the name Interbeton. After the acquisition of its parent company in 2002, it became part of Royal BAM Group. Since 2009, the name BAM International has signified its role in the Group: it applies its own skills and those of its colleagues within the Royal BAM Group in the global marketplace.
The Middle East
BAM International has had a presence in the Middle East since the 1970s, constructing numerous large prestigious building projects, including a contract in Abu Dhabi for all external buildings and landscaping one of the most striking hotel and conference venues ever built (Emirates Palace Hotel), as well as the turnkey construction of a skyscraper with the shape of a perfume bottle in Dubai (Park Place).
The company’s project portfolio involves buildings, civil and marine structures. BAM International has got the know-how to do both, fuelled by its ownership of modern, superbly maintained equipment, such as cranes, Jack-up barges and tug boats. It is always prepared for deployment on projects throughout the region and, if already running at full capacity, has more available within its worldwide organisation.
In conjunction with the delivery of its projects, BAM International has embraced corporate social responsibility initiatives to enhance health, safety and education for the local population. In the Middle East/ Gulf states, the main activities carried out include provision of water supply to local businesses, beach clean-ups, blood donation programmes, protection of flora and fauna, environmental awareness events, equipment donation, and building projects for local schools.
BAM International is experienced in providing services to clients in several markets, such as Government, Industrial, Infrastructure, Mining & Minerals, Oil & Gas, Ports & Terminals, and Property & Building. This broad expertise has allowed it to successfully complete a wide range of renowned projects, with the following being just a few notable examples.
Al Ain Stadium and Mixed Development – Abu Dhabi
This development comprised housing (650 apartments in seven five-storey buildings), a commercial building, a multi-storey car park, a food and beverage souk, and a 173-bed hotel with its own car park (managed by the Starwood Hotel chain). The project also consisted of associated infrastructure such as roads, underground services, and the highquality public area. In total, the phase two works represented approximately 300,000m3 of built-up area, all of which achieved an Estidama 2 Pearl rating.
Jebel Ali Terminal 4, Phase 1a, 1b & 2 – Dubai
Construction of 2,240 metres of quay wall, 2240 metres of land side crane beam to accommodate 100-tonne STS cranes, as well as a 440 metre long access bridge and a 2.6 kilometre causeway to link the new terminal being built on an island of reclaimed land to the main port. Included in the contract was the installation of all quay furniture, the land reclamation to create the 17 hectares of yard and access road directly behind the quay wall, and the crane beam to support the ship to shore cranes. BAM International was assisted by BAM Contractors of Ireland. The works were designed by BAM’s engineering company BAM Infraconsult, URS, and AECOM. For this project, BAM set up its own diving division; a fully certified team of commercial divers to run three separate diving operations 24/7.
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium & Mixed-use Development – Al Ain
This was a design and build contract for a multi-functional stadium with 25,000 seats situated in Al Ain, more or less 150 kilometres east of Abu Dhabi, close to the borders of Oman. The project was realised in close collaboration with sister companies BAM Sports, specialised in stadium construction, and BAM Contractors from Ireland. The scope of work included the construction of a stadium with a gross floor area of 45,000m2. In addition, BAM International built a six-storey office building and a sports hall, and carried out external works comprising roads, car parking, playing fields, and landscaping. The construction of the stadium is a combination of structural steel and reinforced concrete on piled foundations (by others) with aluminium and composite external cladding and a palm bowl envelope.
Premier Inn Hotel at Abu Dhabi International Airport – Abu Dhabi
This project involved the construction of the three-star 308-room Premier Inn at Abu Dhabi International Airport. It was the first major hotel within the Abu Dhabi airport complex on a building area of 14,000m2 and is linked to Terminals 1 and 3 by a retail corridor. The six-storey hotel features a restaurant, bar, coffee outlet, and several meeting rooms. The design of the new Premier Inn showcases contemporary architecture, with the building appearing as two intersecting masses. The façade is clad in glass and aluminium. The design of the hotel is based on the environmentally-friendly development Estidama Pearl 2 standard that is required by Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council as part of its 2030 Vision for the capital.
Welcome Pavilion – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
In December 2010, BAM International completed this four-storey cast-in-situ circular building, flanked on either side by a water cascade. The Welcome Pavilion is to be found at the heart of Yas Island and provides visitors with a luxury shopping, resting and leisure area, before or after a visit to the island’s numerous attractions, such as Ferrari World. BAM International was also awarded the south link demarcation scope of works, which comprised the construction of a connection between the Welcome Pavilion and the Yas Island multi-storey car parks.
Vopak Jetty Extension Phase Five – Fujairah
Vopak Horizon Fujairah operates the first independent onshore oil terminal outside the Arabian Gulf. The marine facilities of Vopak Horizon Fujairah originally comprised a 1.2-kilometre approach trestle and four berths for vessels up to 150,000 DWT and one single-point mooring system. BAM International has extended the facilities with two new berths (numbered five and six), which are connected to the end of the existing trestle. The new berths are suitable for vessels of up to 110,000 DWT.
Crowne Plaza Hotel and Staybridge Apartments – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
The hotel had to prove its quality prior to the start of the Yas Island Formula One race on 1 November 2009. And it did! BAM International completed the project for client Aldar within a record time of 21 months. The company was not only the fastest contractor on the island, it was also declared three times safest contractor of the month and overall the safest hotel contractor. The project comprised the four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel (428 rooms) and the four- star Staybridge Services Apartments Hotel (165 apartments).
Ibn Battuta Gate Mixed Development – Dubai
To be found adjacent to the Ibn Battuta Mall at Jebel Ali in Dubai, this 200,000 m² complex comprises offices, apartments, and a five-star Mövenpick hotel that offers 396 guest rooms 156 furnished apartments, 15 themed suites, and an extensive spa. The arch-shaped gate building connecting the two main buildings spans across a four-laneroad. Continued maintenance traffic over this road and the proximity of the operational mall meant that BAM International had a major challenge in keeping the immediate surroundings safe while construction took place up to a height of 60 metres.
Park Place Main Building Works – Dubai
Construction of a 230-metre high residential tower of 62 floors, of which the lower 18 floors are reserved for offices, along Sheikh Zayed Road, including a 10-level car park building and a steel structure bridge connecting the car park and tower. Built in the shape of a perfume bottle, the horizontally and vertically curved skyscraper has been lauded by international industry experts for its remarkable design and construction quality.
Emirates Palace Hotel – Abu Dhabi
BAM International built the structural works for the west and east hotels of the Emirates Palace, including the underground three-story car park, the central integral garage, and access ramps to all levels. Works included the construction of the 40-metre high triumphal arch with dome that is being used as the exclusive entrance for the royal family. Furthermore, BAM International carried out all external works to the hotel and the soft landscaping, two full size swimming pools and other water features with associated plant rooms, and a helipad with emergency fire foam system.
Saqr Port expansion phase 1 and 2 – Ras Al Khaimah
BAM’s main scope of work for this project comprises dredging work, construction of a 720-metres long deep water concrete block quay wall, as well as stripping an existing breakwater. Reclamation works, topsides furniture, paving, drainage and lighting are also included in the contract.
CT4 road connection, Dubai
A design and construct contract to deliver a road connection between the newly constructed Container Terminal 4 and the existing road network. The project includes the design and construction of 2.75 km of dual carriageway with one roundabout and bridge crossing the existing gas utility corridor. For the bridge we designed and constructed the biggest AASHTO bridge beams ever used in the UAE, The works comprise associated drainage, lighting, signage including gantry signs, road markings and precast barriers. The project will form the first step in a much larger Infrastructure upgrade DP World plans to implement in Jebel Ali Free Zone within the future.
Port of Hamriya – Dubai
The Hamriya Port project included the construction of an 820-metre concrete block quay wall, partial demolition of the existing breakwater to construct a new access channel and some minor revetments. The new facility extended the general cargo port by 610 metres of quay wall and has a berthing depth of 6 metres. The fishing harbour was extended by 210 metres and has a berthing depth of 3 metres.
Al Dabbiya phase 3 – Abu Dhabi
Marine infrastructure works for phase 3 of the Al Dabbiya oil field development by client ADCO. The scope of work for five offshore clusters comprised channel dredging, reclamation works, construction of a cause way, shore protection, heliport, pontoons and fences. The construction also involved an additional offshore cluster including boat quay, pontoon and heliport.
LNG Terminal, Aqaba – Jordan
Design and construct of the Aqaba New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal, 18 kilometres south of Aqaba. The EPC contract included the design and construction of an LNG jetty with approach trestle, including the mechanical, engineering and piping services, the onshore MEP works, buildings, infrastructure, landscaping and the tug jetty structures. BAM Infraconsult was responsible for the design works.
BAM international is renowned for its broad portfolio of technologically advanced equipment. Its high-quality floating, landbased or jack-up equipment makes it possible to competitively execute projects whatever their size or complexity. Many systems and technologies are purpose-designed for specific jobs, but open up new possibilities on later projects. The company’s policy is aimed at an efficient deployment of people and equipment, including the possibility of renting out.
BAM International is committed to delivering projects that meet clients’ requirements in a practical, professional and cost-effective manner. This is achieved through its leadership commitment and the worldwide application of the BAM International Management System (BMS). The company actively seek continual improvement of the system by setting objectives and targets in order to measure its performance and by requesting performance feedback from clients. The BAM International Management system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and applies to all BAM International controlled activities worldwide.
BAM International is committed to conducting its activities in an environmentally responsible manner, and to accomplish this it:
- Complies with relevant laws and regulations for the protection of the environment
- Integrates environmental protection by planning those activities under its control to mitigate adverse environmental impacts
- Sets appropriate environmental objectives and incorporates measures to achieve them
- Conserves resources through the efficient use of energy and minimises waste
- Ensures conformity with this policy through employee commitment, including audits utilising BAM International expertise and other specialist expertise
- Continually seeks improvement of the effectiveness of its Environmental Management System (EMS).
The EMS is certified to ISO 14001:2015 and applies to all BAM International controlled activities worldwide.
Occupational Health & Safety Policy
BAM International regards safety as an exceedingly important priority for the company.
It is dedicated to conducting its business in the best way to preserve the health, safety and welfare of all the people who may be affected by the activities of the company, including third parties. BAM International firmly believes that all accidents are avoidable. Current health and safety legislation and approved codes of practice are complied with at all times wherever the company is active. To achieve these aims, BAM International core value is the maintenance and implementation of the OHS Policy. Every employee has a responsibility to take reasonable care for their safety and for the safety of other people who may be affected by their acts or omissions. They are also obliged to co-operate with their employer in respect of matters concerning health and safety. The involvement and co-operation of employees at all levels is essential for the effective implementation of this policy. The Occupational Health & Safety policy is reviewed periodically to ensure its continuing relevance, effectiveness and adequacy as per the scope of the organisation.
Quality is Always Key
A deeply-rooted sense of quality, along with an innate predisposition to safety and responsible business, not forgetting a flair for innovative solutions, has always been key in the formation of long-term relationships with clients and co-creators.
The company’s philosophy revolves around offering genuine value to its clients, and in doing so providing them with the most favourable solution for their needs. Its mission statement underlines this commitment, declaring: ‘We create sustainable built environments across the world that enhance people’s lives and create maximum value for our stakeholders by combining a diversity of people that capitalise on state-ofthe- art knowledge, resources and digital technologies to provide construction solutions.’
Looking to the future, BAM International is unswerving in its determination to being recognised as a global leader in specialist near shore marine, civil and construction projects by 2020. And this vision, in tandem with the company’s unique culture, is underpinned by four values that are guiding lights for BAM international’s entire workforce: predictable performance, scalable learning, proactive ownership, and open collaboration.
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