Two Kiwi Engineers Working on World’s Tallest New Tower in Saudi Arabia
Kiwi engineers Damien Fletcher and Greg Sang are working on the construction of the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – the world’s tallest new tower and the first kilometre-high building.
“My most noteworthy projects back home would include Britomart Station, the Lumley Centre, and Precinct apartments [in Lorne St], all being reasonably iconic projects at the time,” said Fletcher, a civil engineer educated at Unitec .
The 37-year old engineer had initially worked for Mainzeal, Downer, Fulton Hogan and Dominion in New Zealand before moving on to international projects whilst travelling.
His colleague Sang previously was involved in the construction of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
” I ended up initially working for a developer on a big basement build over the London Underground before moving on to the London 2012 Olympics as a project manager on the broadcasting centre,” said Fletcher.
After running a D+B island resort development in Cambodia, Fletcher returned to London where he ran the development of One Blackfriars – a 51 Level residential tower with a 3 level basement.
“I’m particularly proud of this one as the raft pour sits in the list for the top three biggest concrete pours in London of all time,” he said.
“Having recently completed the big basement in April, my next adventure has found me here building the tallest building in the world and very much looking forward to getting on with it and getting it up there.”
Article Source: The New Zealand Herald, Anne Gibson, July 07, 2015.
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