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Gilgen Door Systems wins £1.5m Louvre Abu Dhabi Contract

Gilgen Door Systems has won a landmark £1.5m contract to supply high-security shutters, sectional overhead doors and security grills for the new 24,000 square metre (260,000 sq ft) Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, UAE; one of the World’s highest profile building projects.

03. November 2014

Outside view of the Louvre Abu Dhabi MuseumDue for completion in 2015, Louvre Abu Dhabi will be a cultural institution of global importance, housing priceless works of art from around the world. The contract includes the supply of SR4 security rated shutters providing high levels of physical protection and operational efficiency for the museum. 
 
David Cerquella, Managing Director of Gilgen Door Systems in the UK, says: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract and to be associated with a building of such global multi-cultural importance. With security being a top priority for the museum, it is significant that Gilgen Security Shutters were chosen and further testament to the innovation, strength and quality of our Rolegard high security range”.
 
Manufactured in the UK and meeting ‘Police Preferred’ and ‘Secured by Design’ standards, Rolegard high security shutters help facilities to reduce security threats through proven target hardening measures. Tested by BRE* against anti-jacking, prising, gouging, impact, cutting and drilling, the Rolegard SR4 Security Shutter was the first to achieve LPS1175, Issue 7, Level 4 certification* and is the only one to have passed a supplementary test for stainless steel profiles. 
 
The Rolegard units will be supplied in a variety of sizes up to 7.0 metres high by 8.2 metres wide. Each shutter is electrically operated and interfaced with the building control centre and security system, enabling full control over opening and closing sequences. The shutters are specified with unique stainless steel profiles which further add to their durability and aesthetics, supporting the museum’s unique location on the water’s edge in the Saadiyat Island's Cultural District.
 
The contract was awarded to Gilgen following a successful trial of three full size Rolegard shutters within a working prototype of the Louvre building. The intensive trial was designed to test the suitability of equipment to the unique operational requirements of the museum.
Gilgen will complete the manufacture and supply of all of the doors to the agreed project timescales along with professional installation training for engineers, technical support and handover commissioning.  A dedicated project management team has also been put in place by Gilgen to ensure quality, effective communication and on time delivery.
 
Gilgen Door Systems is a leading manufacturer of automatic doors and industrial doors with some 50 years experience in the design and manufacture of security shutters and doors. Gilgen Rolegard security shutters are designed to meet LPS1175 level 2, 3 and 4 certification and are manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing centre in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK.

For further information on the Rolegard Range call +44 (0) 800 316 6994 or contact us
 
*BRE (Building Research Establishment)
*LPS1175 standard as certified by the LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board)

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Louvre Abu Dhabi
Born of an intergovernmental agreement between the UAE and France in 2007, Louvre Abu Dhabi will be the first universal museum in the Arab World translating the spirit of openness and dialogue of cultures. Located in the heart of the Saadiyat Cultural District and being unprecedented in scale and scope, it will also be one of the World’s premier cultural institutions.
Louvre Abu Dhabi will display works of historical, cultural and sociological significance from ancient times to the contemporary era. Designed by Pritzker-prize winning architect Jean Nouvel, the museum will encompass 9,200 square metres of art galleries. The design of the building incorporates a water system running through the museum inspired by ancient Arab engineering, whilst the huge geometric lace dome was inspired by the interlaced palm leaves traditionally used as roofing material, which brings through enchanting rays of light.

Gilgen Door Systems
Gilgen Door Systems is a global leading manufacturer of automatic doors, industrial doors and folding wall systems. Since 1961, Gilgen has built a reputation for the quality and innovation of its in-door operating systems and fit for purpose solutions to meet customers’ entrance system needs.
 
With headquarters in Schwarzenburg, Switzerland, Gilgen Door Systems is part of the Nabtesco Group of Japan, a market leader in automated systems and motion control technology with an annual turnover exceeding £1billion. Gilgen Door Systems operates to ISO 9001:2008 quality standards, has a worldwide presence, with a workforce of more than 900 employees, seven subsidiaries and further representation in some 70 countries worldwide.
 
In the UK Gilgen Door Systems operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing centre based in Alfreton, Derbyshire and a national service team of some 90 mobile engineers provide planned maintenance, repair and technical support for any type or make of entrance system. 

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