Modon Properties announces rigorous safety measures implemented ahead of the demolition of Meena Plaza

ABU DHABI ,  21 November 2020

Modon Properties has announced its readiness to carry out the demolition of Meena Plaza Towers on 27th November. The demolition will be carried out in collaboration with strategic partners and a leading demolition company, as part of the comprehensive renovation plans for Mina Zayed.

The partnership with one of the leading demolition companies is in line with Modon’s framework to strengthen strategic partnerships with experts to implement best international practices in the field of demolition involving the highest standards of security and safety. This comes in close collaboration and coordination with Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, Abu Dhabi Civil Defense, the National Crisis and Disasters Management Authority and all relevant authorities.

Ahmed Al Shaikh Al Zaabi, Director of Delivery at Modon commented: “We have now completed the drilling works, wrapping of columns and installation of fencing, demolishing of the ancillary buildings and protection of utilities. We have also completed the transportation and installation of explosive material in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and Abu Dhabi Police GHQ. Dust, noise and vibration analysis reports have also been issued, checked and verified by world class experts.”

“Modon has developed a strategic plan that guarantees maximum protection and security, not only for the local community and the workers, but also taking into account the importance of preserving the environment. The approval of the action plan came after an assessment and analysis of risks, which included reducing the minimum level of disturbance that may result from the noise of the blast, as well as reducing the sound and vibration effects, in addition to controlling the level of dust that will result from the demolition” he added.

Following detailed structural analysis and calculations for the Meena Plaza Towers, which compromises four large high-rise structure, the demolition methodology was confirmed as ‘complete demolition by structural explosions’ – a methodology known for its superior quality and high safety record. In the event of the implosion, a total of 144 floors will be demolished in 10 seconds.

Appointed by the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) to carry out the demolition of the Meena Plaza Towers in Mina Zayed, Modon has also been tasked with the redevelopment of designated areas in Mina Zayed. Spanning over three million square meters, the expansive project is set to foster trade and investment operations in the capital, as well as support the urban development of Abu Dhabi while safeguarding the nation’s authentic identity and heritage.

DMT is working in line with the leadership’s directives to develop the area and its infrastructure according to the highest international standards, in addition to transforming it into an integrated tourist, commercial and residential destination.