GAC Qatar has opened a new sustainably-built 27,000 m2 multi-user contract logistics facility and office building in Ras Bufontas Free Zone, in partnership with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA).
The new facility features up to 40,000 pallet positions, as well as four temperature and humidity-controlled chambers, and is designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of sectors, including food and beverages, fast-moving consumer goods, retail and telecommunications. It also features 500 m² of dedicated value-added services space and 2,000 m² of mezzanine storage to meet customers’ requirements and international quality standards.
GAC Qatar’s newest facility is located next to Hamad International Airport and close to the Umm Al Houl Seaport Free Zone. Henrik Althén, GAC Qatar’s General Manager, adds: “The opening of the new facility and office building signifies our continued commitment to delivering end-to-end shipping and logistics support from a strategic location for our customers locally, regionally and internationally.”
GAC Qatar’s newest contract logistics facility and office building has been built with sustainable materials and methods and boasts several energy-saving features, such as environmentally friendly controlled thermal insulation, thermal transmittance technology, advanced building management systems and LED lighting with motion sensors. It is also partly powered by solar energy and uses 100% recycled water from in-built storage building air coolers.
Plans are also in the pipeline to improve the facility further with the installation of solar panels, a sanitary wastewater treatment plant for irrigation, and a plantation and irrigation system that requires low water consumption.