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18.03.2015

Von Limburg accompanies Gabriel on a trip to the Gulf region

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Travelling as part of an economic and business delegation, B.T. innovation presents its new prefabricated house concept

The CEO of B.T. innovation GmbH, Felix von Limburg, visited the Gulf region – Saudi-Arabia (Riyadh), United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and Qatar (Doha) – between 7th and 10th March 2015. As part of a large economic delegation, he accompanied Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel. The focus of the trip was political talks with each of the respective governments, as well as bilateral talks on trade relations. Energy and infrastructure were particularly high on the agenda.
Felix von Limburg made use of the trip as an opportunity to hold discussions with local businesses and introduce them to B.T.’s newly developed ‘Low Cost Housing’ building concept.

“The prerequisites for converting houses are know-how and technical capacity. The crucial advantage of our low-budget building concept is that only the machines and necessary components are supplied from Germany. Production of the prefabricated parts and assembly then takes place solely in the respective countries. Under the professional guidance of B.T. innovation GmbH, local workers can learn the processes with the relevant equipment. In doing so, they are trained in the manufacturing of elements and how to assemble the prefabricated houses. With this, jobs are created in the target region, regional supply chains are strengthened and project acceptance is higher”, explained Mr. von Limburg.

B.T. has already positioned itself in local markets with selected products and consulting for modern prefabricated structures. Since 2013, B.T. has cooperated with investors and contractors from Saudi-Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, where B.T. products are already used on various large-scale construction projects, such as the Al Farsi Tower in Jeddah, the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh and the extension of the al-Haram Mosque in Mecca.

During the 3-day trip, alongside his economic delegation, Minister Gabriel met with various people, and visited attractions and building projects in each country. The ‘Masdar City’ sustainable urban development project, as well as the superlative ‘Lusail City’ project in Qatar both left a lasting impression on the visitors. According to Mr. Gabriel, there are enormous projects within transport infrastructure and renewable energies, as well as network expansion, in which many German companies could play a role.