ALEC Reaches 25% Completion Milestone on teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi.

Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, announced 25% construction completion of the immersive, multi-sensory attraction teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi, located in the Saadiyat Cultural District.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, announced 25% construction completion of the immersive, multi-sensory attraction teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi, located in the Saadiyat Cultural District.

A partnership with teamLab, the globally acclaimed, interdisciplinary Tokyo-based art collective, teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is slated to be completed in 2024 and set to be an immersive, inspirational space at the intersection of art and technology, igniting curiosity, imagination, and creativity in all who visit. The latest offering of the Saadiyat Cultural District, the 17,000sqm (GFA) teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi building has been conceived with unparalleled installations that will be unique to Abu Dhabi, created through an extensive experimentation process.

H.E. Saood Abdulaziz Al Hosani, Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “We are delivering on our vision to welcome the world to Abu Dhabi and inspire future generations to embark on journeys of creativity and discovery. As we transform the emirate into an unparalleled global destination with arts, culture and entertainment at the forefront, teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi will be truly unique and a milestone of innovation and progress. Through the power of partnership with DCT, Miral, teamLab and our ecosystem of contractors, we will deliver a thoughtfully-curated experience and an iconic culture and tourism destination to share with the world – all of which reinforces Saadiyat Cultural District’s credentials globally.”

Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral, said: “The development of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi demonstrates how Miral is contributing to the evolution of the emirate’s cultural landscape. Working with our partners, we are pioneering cutting-edge immersive technology to interpret environmental phenomena, which is the basis for a curated experiential space that influences the incredible architecture around it and which offers visitors a fresh perspective every time they visit. This creates a unique guest experience in Abu Dhabi that will be truly transformative, memorable and sharable.”

Additionally, Miral in partnership with DCT Abu Dhabi has appointed ALEC, a UAE-based leading innovative construction group, as the main contractor for the construction of this mega-project.

Visitors will be invited to open their minds and embark on a journey through teamLab’s new concept of Environmental Phenomena, which offers a new perspective on the world around us. The featured artworks are created and shaped by the environment which produces the various phenomena, and the unique architecture plays an important role in providing the artworks with an environment to evolve freely and organically, as if they were life-forms themselves. The experience will be unique to each visitor, changing with each visit, as they discover a place in which to endlessly explore and transcend the limits of their imagination.

Kez Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, ALEC Group said, “We are thrilled to be selected by Miral and DCT Abu Dhabi to realise the vision of this fully immersive project which is destined to become a valued addition to Abu Dhabi’s status as an increasingly influential centre for arts and culture. Having successfully identified the growing demand for immersive arts across the region, ALEC has invested considerable efforts into supporting the delivery of such projects and will leverage its experience into making teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi a cultural must-see for residents and visitors alike.”

With culture a major driver of social and economic development, the emirate is fast becoming a globally known centre of talent and a leading producer of creative content. Abu Dhabi seeks to broaden artistic and cultural expression by providing its community and visitors with a diverse cultural programme curated to inspire creativity and knowledge development, creating a culturally active and artistically conscious city with strong links to the wider region and the world.

The emirate continues its support and development of cultural institutions. teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi will sit alongside Louvre Abu Dhabi, the globally celebrated universal museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and other major landmarks comprising the Saadiyat Cultural District. The emirate’s performing arts, media and gaming sectors will also see further investment in their diverse array of programmes and initiatives. An ambitious undertaking that will be one of the world’s pre-eminent cultural destinations through its museums, cultural centres, and educational institutions, Saadiyat Cultural District will boast one of the highest concentrations of cultural experience in the world.

News and Picture Source: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and Miral Announce Construction for teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is 25% Complete – Miral

Significant Wins at Construction Week Awards 2022

The 2022 edition of the Construction Week Middle East Awards ended on a good note at the JW Marriott Marquis on 24 November. The event celebrating the brilliant individuals, initiatives, and businesses shaping the Middle East’s built environment. The awards recognized and rewarded individual excellence,
corporate prowess, and projects that have taken strides to become future-ready within the construction industry.

Additionally, the awards honoured the achievements of the region’s construction stakeholders, individuals, projects, and initiatives that have excelled over the past 12 months.

We won 4 awards at the Construction Week Awards 2022:

  • Commercial Project of the Year – Dubai Hills Mall
  • Project Manager of the Year – Rudi Liebenberg
  • Sub-Contractor of the Year – ALEMCO
  • Construction Executive of the Year – Barry Lewis

Congratulations to everyone at ALEC and ALEMCO on these achievements.

Source: CW Awards 2022: Meet the winners and highly commended! (

ALEC Energy delivers world’s first off-grid micro-grid with Azelio

The system, which includes a pioneering energy storage solution from Azelio, has been installed at 4th Phase of Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Noor Energy1) Visitor Center to deliver around-the-clock clean power. 

ALEC Energy, a leading solar solutions provider in the Middle East, today announced that it has successfully delivered a unique energy solution for the Visitor Center of the Noor Energy 1 – the world’s largest CSP installation (Concentrated Solar Power) located in Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai – UAE. The energy system – the first of its kind in the world – is an off-grid micro-grid with Azelio’s long-duration energy storage system. Leveraging a groundbreaking energy storage solution from Azelio, combined with 300 kW of solar PV, the system delivers power to the facility, reducing the need for conventional power generation during night-time and overcast conditions.

Commenting on the accomplishment, Basar Kayali, General Manager of ALEC Energy said, “As the world’s largest single-site CSP, Noor Energy 1 is a landmark project that sets global benchmarks in clean energy production.”

“The solution we have implemented here has the potential to revolutionize how clean power can be supplied to factories, agricultural facilities, and hotels or resorts in remote locations in the UAE and beyond.” Kayali added.

The NOOR Energy 1 Visitor Center, part of Phase 4 of the Solar Park, is nestled between millions of square meters of solar panels. ALEC Energy began implementing the unique micro-grid in June 2021 and completed the entire project in just 15 months.

The off-grid micro-grid with energy storage is significantly more cost efficient than the traditional alternatives of connecting to the national grid or relying on conventional powered generator sets.

“The hybrid system supplying power to Noor Energy 1 Visitor Center project is a milestone installation demonstrating how our long-duration energy storage system can form a vital part of a micro-grid for around-the-clock clean power, while serving as a reference project for our solution in the MENA region. The TES.POD was installed in 2021, and I am now delighted to see the complete micro-grid system fully operational, and I am looking forward to more projects in the region,” added Azelio’s CEO, Jonas Wallmander.

“We are excited to incorporate the World’s First off-grid micro-grid with Azelio’s long-duration energy storage system at the Noor Energy 1 Visitor Center. Our facility showcases the latest technologies in concentrated solar power, and photovoltaic cells and therefore it is of immense importance that the Center itself is powered by a cutting-edge clean energy solution,” said Hashim Al Ghabashi, Executive Managing Director of NOOR Energy. “I’m proud of the collaboration between Noor Energy & ALEC Energy that has enabled both teams in bringing this pioneering idea from an ambitious vision to reality. The passion, expertise, and professionalism demonstrated by ALEC Energy and Azelio was exemplary, and we believe that the success achieved together will pave the way further innovations in the future”.  Concluded Al Ghabashi.

ALEC takes the spotlight in Construction Week ME’s November issue

Construction Week Middle East places ALEC under the spotlight as managing director Barry Lewis talks about the importance of early involvement in projects in the latest November issue.

Headlined “An Opportune Time”, the cover story discusses the benefits of involvement on operational efficiency and how it can aid in understanding the construction landscape and its structured growth.

Three Key Wins at Construction Innovation Awards 2022

The Construction Innovation Awards 2022 took place on October 28th at Sofitel Dubai the Palm. The event saw 34 winners crowned for their projects, innovations, initiatives, and individual efforts. We are delighted to announce that we were honored with three awards, at the Construction Innovation Awards 2022.

  • Retail Project of the Year – Dubai Hills Mall and Indoor Storm Coaster
  • Contractor of the Year – ALEC Engineering & Contracting
  • Fit-Out Firm of the Year – ALEC FITOUT

Construction innovation awards 2022 is one of the leading events applauding the achievements of the region’s construction professionals. The awards strive to recognise individual excellence, corporate strengths, and project success.

Click here to see the full list of winners.