On the occasion of German Unity Day, Keller Grundbau GmbH-Bahrain general manager Jeyaprakash Elango wishes the German community in Bahrain a happy unification day.
Since its inception in the kingdom in 1973, Keller Grundbau has been a well-recognised name in Bahrain’s construction industry.
Since then, the international geotechnical contractors have completed more than 1,200 jobs in the kingdom.
From its origin in 1860 to the present day, Keller has above all been built on two principles – engineering excellence and a commitment to continuous innovation.
Keller’s business is the solution of soil and foundation problems for the construction industry and with operating centres in all five continents, the company has proved its capability in virtually every country in the world.
“Keller’s strength lies in its deep experience, local focus, value engineering, widest range of technologies, organic and acquisition growth,” said Mr Elango who has been working with Keller since 2003.
“The geotechnical solutions we provide are backed by extensive experience gained by technology transfer from operations in Europe, North America and Australia.”
Keller is renowned for providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to ground engineering and foundation problems.
The company’s solutions include the usage of bored cast-in-situ piling, mini piles, bored and secant pile walls, ground improvement with vibro techniques, grouting, soil/rock anchors and many more.
“Keller is working with high-safety standards and has achieved more than 1 million lost time injury-free man hours,” said safety manager Mohamed Iburahim Rabeek.
Keller delivers large-value projects on time with high-safety standards and has currently completed major projects such as Bahrain International Airport modernisation, Marassi Al Bahrain and the ongoing Bapco modernisation project.
“Keller is the first and only company to introduce to Bahrain, the bottom-feed (dry) method for ground improvement by Vibro techniques using a purpose-built ‘Vibrocat’,” said Mr Elango.
The dry method system for ground improvement is widely used in many projects in Bahrain such as the extension of the airport, Khalifa Bin Salman Port, PwC facilities, Oriental Press, Al Ezzel Power Plant, stainless steel mill plant and ground and fuel storage tanks in various locations around Bahrain.
Keller-Bahrain has successfully implemented and received the Integrated
Management System certification from TUV Nord.
“Keller has the strong performance to win projects, against the ongoing market situation, mainly due to our suitable equipment, experienced construction management, design team and strong customer relations through customer satisfaction,” said construction manager Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Additionally, Keller Bahrain has a strong back-up from its head office in Germany with respect to equipment and techniques.
“Our team of engineers and employees have wide experience in Bahrain and the GCC countries,” said design engineer Sarath Chandra.
Keller’s design team is always ready to assist clients in formulating technically sound and cost-effective solutions to foundation engineering problems.