Sofitel The Palm ... a key hospitality project for Farnek.

Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek has secured a host of new and retained contracts, valued at close to $100 million during the first six months of 2023.

In total, Farnek has been awarded 69 contracts, an average of 11 every month and overall. More than 1,450 members of staff will be mobilised to sites across the UAE, with 65 per cent of projects located in Dubai, 18 per cent in Abu Dhabi and 17 per cent in the Northern Emirates.

Farnek also services a wide range of industry sectors such as energy, security, aviation, hospitality, retail and residential property. The scope of work includes a considerable number of contracts for total facilities management (TFM) as well as dedicated hard and soft services such as MEP, cleaning, maintenance, security and housekeeping appointments, amongst others.

The company has been particularly successful in the hospitality sector, winning contracts for housekeeping, maintenance and security from SLS Residences in Dubai’s Business Bay, the five-star Sofitel The Palm and the luxury Anantara properties on the Palm Jumeirah and the World Islands. In terms of manpower, Farnek has grown its hospitality business by 55 per cent since the start of the year.

Other notable contract wins include cleaning and maintenance at Expo City as well as TFM for Dubai-based aviation services company Execujet as well as the Dubai Police.

However, the most prestigious contract awarded to Farnek is the renewal of their three-year MEP hard services contract for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, which it has held since 2010.   

Farnek’s CEO Markus Oberlin said: “Farnek has always focused on innovative, technology-driven and sustainable FM solutions. This strategy has supported our business growth and maintained our competitive edge in the market, culminating in these substantial contract wins.”