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Tunnelling & Underground Construction

Industry leading experience

With a history in the region that spans more than 30 years, Gulf Rock has successfully completed hundreds of projects in partnership with public and private sector entities across the Gulf region, and it is this extensive experience that gives Gulf Rock the edge as a preferred partner for projects of all sizes.

Proven methodology

Gulf Rock applies the proven New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) by drill & blast, as well as progressive mechanical techniques in its tunnelling and underground construction. By employing the most advanced modern technology and purpose-built hydraulic tunnelling and rock excavation equipment, the company achieves the highest level of performance and excellence in every project undertaken.

Comprehensively delivered

Gulf Rock provides an extensive suite of underground construction services including:

  • Accurate rock excavation
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Precision surveying
  • Rock support installation
  • Waterproofing
  • Permanent concrete works

A Quality Advantage

Gulf Rock's tunnelling and underground construction projects include some of the most prestigious in the Gulf region. In keeping with the established reputation, it is quality, safety, environmental considerations and client satisfaction that are the cornerstones of each Gulf Rock partnership.

Gulf Rock complies with the following certifications:

ISO 9001 - Quality management system.
ISO 14001 - Environmental management system.
OHSAS 18001 - Occupational health and safety management system.


For more information about Gulf Rock and the company's projects, or to discuss your project needs, contact:

Gulf Rock Engineering L.L.C.
Head Office
P.O. Box 6427, Sharjah, U.A.E.
Tel: +971 6 531 1195
Fax: +971 6 531 1422

As a leading contractor since its inception in 1954, General Mechanic Co. has moved steadily forward.

Backed up by the twin braces of experience and expertise, General Mechanic not only is one of the most experienced construction firms in Iran, but also maintains an active presence in construction project in the Middle East especially in UAE and Pakistan.

General Mechanic sets in motion a team of highly skilled and reliable personnel in every aspect of contracting, construction of giant housing projects, various type of building as well as mechanical, industrial and electrical works such as Ramin power station, civil and airports, highrise structures, major highways, dams and tunnels which together constitute only some of our unique accomplishments.


  • Client Satisfaction.
  • Quality Advancement by Regular Evaluation of Tasks.
  • Improvement of Personnel Skills Using Advance Training Programmes.
  • Platinum Sponsor

    Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI thanks to the investments in Research & Development and their technical know-how is the world leader in the production of a wide range of chemical products for building with a dedicated line to underground construction: accelerators for shotcrete, admixtures, products for mechanized tunneling, waterproofing, rehabilitation, injection and consolidation. Our target is to satisfy the entire range of technical needs of our clients with the most advanced technologies, thus reducing time and execution costs in constant respect for the environment.

    Gold Sponsor

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by the late Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to merge Dubai Electricity Company and Dubai Water Department, which had been operating independently before then. Both organisations were established by the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in 1959. Dubai Government fully supported the Electricity Company and the Water Department to provide Dubai's citizens and residents with a continuous and reliable supply of electricity and water. Since then, DEWA has made considerable achievements, to be ranked as one of the best utilities in the world. DEWA provides services today to more than 760,000 customers with a satisfaction rate that reached more than 94% in 2015.

    DEWA has achieved competitive results, surpassing leading European and American companies by reducing losses in power transmission and distribution networks to 3.3%, compared to 6-7% in Europe and the USA. Water network losses decreased to 8.2%, compared to 15% in North America, achieving global results in reducing water losses. DEWA’s results are among the best internationally for customer minutes lost per year. DEWA's figures reached 3.87 minutes, compared to 15 minutes recorded by leading utilities in the European Union. The UAE, represented by DEWA, has been ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa and fourth globally for the fourth consecutive year for getting electricity as per the World Bank’s Doing Business 2017 report.

    Silver Sponsors

    At BASF, we create chemistry - and have been doing so for 150 years. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.

    Our Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. Its comprehensive portfolio under the Master Builders Solutions brand encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, concrete repair and protection solutions, performance grouts, and performance flooring and tile fixing solutions.We also offer wall insulating systems and air barriers, as well as expansion joints and bearings.

    With our global underground construction team, we are a world leader in the provision of reliable, customer oriented solutions focused on your needs in the tunneling and mining industries. We recognize that your success is underpinned by our ability to deliver solutions that meet or exceed your critical needs, including sprayed concrete, injection, TBM, fire protection and waterproofing systems.

    We've been present in the United Arab Emirates since 1979, and our head office and production site are located in Dubai Investments Park. Being founding members of the EGBC, one our core strategic principles is driving sustainable solutions. This leads to the development of durable products that improve energy efficiency as well as the speed and ease of construction while meeting green construction standards and sophisticated design requirements.

    For more information please visit www.master-builders-solutions.basf.ae

    RITCO is a comprehensive solution provider of advanced technologies in the field of infrastructure and industrial plants. RITCO acts as a contract or for engineering, designing, manufacturing, supply, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance and is engaged in the development and application of environmental and safety technology systems.


    VIP manufactures gaskets for segmentally lined tunnels from high-grade rubber compounds.These meet international standards to provide seal longevity and ensure water tightness.

    VIP’s patent (pending) corner jointing system for cast-in TSGs provides an innovative solution to prevent cracking caused by corner point loading.

    Herrenknecht is a technology and market leader in the area of mechanized tunnelling systems delivering cutting-edge tunnel boring machines for all ground conditions and in all diameters. The product range includes tailor-made machines for transport tunnels (Traffic Tunnelling) and supply and disposal tunnels (Utility Tunnelling).

    Bekaert Maccaferri Underground Solutions, your global partner for smart reinforcement of your tunnelling and mining project.

    Our Dramix® 3D fibres are at their best in shotcrete applications for first lining and temporary support. The Dramix® 4D product range is ideal for final lining of tunnels or shafts, either to be used in spray concrete linings or precast segments. Dramix® 5D offers superior results in final lining cast in-situ.

    BATCO is a general engineering and contracting company that has grown from a civil and earthwork contractor to a leading main contractor with multi-disciplinary construction projects in a broad range of sectors. BATCO’s services include design & construction of tunnels, roads and highways, infrastructure, bridges, water dams, marine works and solid waste sanitary landfills. BATCO additionally offer operation and maintenance of roads & highways, infrastructure and industrial plants.

    DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) is a globally leading system supplier of innovative technologies for Construction and Underground.The company has a long tradition which reaches back as far as 1865. DSI was founded in order to market DYWIDAG Systems and technical know-how around the world and to develop innovative systems resulting from its own R&D activities. In more than 90 countries and at 28 regional manufacturing sites, DSI develops, produces and supplies high quality systems such as DYWIDAG Post-Tensioning Systems, Geotechnical Systems and "Concrete Accessories" for the Construction industry. In the Underground business, the product range includes a wide variety of anchors and ground support products for Mining and Tunneling. More than 2,100 specialized and experienced DSI employees ensure that DSI’s technologies and know-how are available around the world. The needs and requirements of clients and business partners are always our priority.

    With a century of accumulated technical excellence, CH2M's 500 tunnel professionals deliver superior solutions worldwide by providing extensive design and construction experience in cut-and-cover, immersed tube, TBM-driven, mined tunnels, mined caverns and shafts. We are honored to have been recognized with the 2013 Tunnel Design Firm of the Year.

    Hyperbaric support for many of the largest and most complex tunnel projects with experienced teams and specialized equipment - from early design consultation to onsite support. Ongoing Saturation Tunnel Support from Egypt's Ismailia project to Seattle's SR99 reflects that you have a choice in service and equipment providers worldwide

    Pultron is a New Zealand owned manufacturing company specialising in developing, manufacturing and supplying high performance GFRP rebar and reinforcement products. With over 30 years' experience and a purpose built facility in Dubai, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovation and sustainability to lead the rebar revolution.

    ALGAHER is a leader company in design and manufacture to tunnel segment gaskets. ALGAHER develops solutions depending to needs each project through four types gasket: _Glued _Embedded _With hydrophilic profile _Co-extrusion ALGAHER has supplied tunnel gaskets in more than 50 projects around the world in the last 10 years

    China Railway Engineering Equipment Group Co., Ltd. is a leading TBM manufacture and supplier in China. CREG's product portfolio comprises Hard Rock TBM, EPB TBM, Slurry TBM, Rectangular TBM, U-shape TBM and shaft boring machines. The company also supplies comprehensive additional equipment and services for underground space exploration.


    • Equipment for concrete spraying and transport, explosives charging, scaling, lifting, installation works, and logistics.
    • Construction chemicals for sprayed concrete, admixtures for all types of concrete, injection systems for groundwater control and ground improvement, reinforcement systems forhigh deformation conditions, spray applied waterproofingsystems and needed chemicals for TBM technology covering hard rock, EPB, open face andslurry type machines
    • The new generation energy absorbing rock bolting sys- tem; the D-Bolt® system specially designed for efficient and reliable rock reinforcement, in both squeezing and burst-prone strata conditions
    • Normetisa Finnish basedcompanythat operatesgloballywithover43locationsin28countriesworldwide.


    Product range of Tunelmakincludes different types of tunneling and mining machineries; 4x4 and truck-mounted shotcrete pumps, 4x4 concrete mixers, underground load and personnel transport vehicles, 4x4 face drilling machines, 4x4 scaling rigs, 4x4 mini tunnel dampers as well as concrete machines and basket platforms. Tunelmak performs manufacturing in compliance with global norms and continues manufacturing process by carrying out necessary quality controls at each stage of manufacturing.Tunelmak protect its place as a market leader in Turkey for the last four years.


    Forta corporation is leading fiber reinforcement market all over the world since 1978. Forta innovative construction turkey is the regional partner 24 countries centering turkey. Forta construction is in the market for over 10 years with construction services and material supply of glasss fiber reinforcements, synthetic macro fiber reinforcement for concrete and reinforcement for asphalt and other special solutions for tunnelling.

    BMC Gulf Trading and Contracting LLC is established in the UAE since 1998, and serves the local markets of the GCC and Middle East Region with professional Geosynthetic and Thermoplastic engineering solutions for infrastructure, environmental, industrial, water and oil & gas projects. BMC is specialized inSeals for Tunnel Construction.

    Value added services like detail design, material supply, and professional installation through experienced engineers and certified welding technicians, as well as testing following strict quality control standards, are an integral part of BMC's strategy. Tunnel Gaskets, Geosynthetic and Thermoplastic products are sourced from European suppliers operating state of the art manufacturing facilities to meet internationally approved quality standards. For more information, please visit BMC web-site www. bmc-gulf.com.

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United Arab Emirates
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MCI Middle East.
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 311 6300
Fax: +971 4 311 6301