BMMI Distribution Centre Expansion, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates
- Client: BMMI Group
- Architect: Ashton Smith Associates
- Value(€ million): 14
- Value($ million): 19
- Completion date: 2011
- PUNCH services: Civil, Structural
PUNCH Consulting Engineers is providing Civil and Structural engineering services for the planned refurbishment and extension works on the existing distribution facility in Bahrain, to be carried out on a phased basis. The first task was to carry out a review of the existing distribution facility utilising the experience of PUNCH Consulting Engineers in logistics projects in conjunction with Ashton Smith Associates. Aspects of the distribution centre and its functions were reviewed by the team. These include how the current centre performs in line with international standards for a facility of comparable size and type. Outline recommendations for modifications to the existing supply chain and storage methods were provided. Recommendations were also made by PUNCH to improve efficiency of supporting operations for example MHE charging and maintenance, HGV maintenance, refrigeration equipment maintenance and site services operations. Finally, the team have prepared optimum expansion plans for the facility moving forward, improvements to the existing layout and infrastructure, including a new frozen chamber.
Bahrain Maritime and Mercantile International (BMMI) is a major sales and marketing, logistics and supply chain group. They have their headquarters in Bahrain, UAE, with international operations spanning three continents. PUNCH Consulting Engineers are currently working with BMMI to refurbish and extend their existing composite distribution centre at Sitra in Bahrain.
The extension works include a new frozen chamber which will use single skin technology to provide the insulated envelope and will provide the client with an international industry leading frozen chamber solution. PUNCH Consulting Engineers has gained extensive experience in the specialised logistics market and are please to prove our track record with long standing relationships with our clients in this field.