More than 5000 companies are operating in the United Arab Emirates. The Persian Gulf state offers financial incentives to international firms, and it is sure to become even more attractive to British companies after Brexit. In 2017, trade between the two countries totalled £17.5 billion. Moreover, with more than 200,000 British citizens living and working in the Gulf state, and 40,000 Emiratis visiting the UK last year alone, it is likely that the mutually beneficial relationship will continue to deepen.
The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) appointed RSK to complete a range of environmental services to meet its operational and regulatory requirements. Using its in-house and regionally located environmental and aviation specialists, RSK created proactive and practical solutions to meet Department of Transport requirements and obtain General Aviation Authority approval. Services included a bird and wildlife management plan, permitting for an additional airport, legionella surveys and developing a lengthy environmental, health, safety, security and quality management system for all five ADAC airports. RSK’s Middle East team collaborated with local subcontractors to work as efficiently as possible. The early and ongoing meetings with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi ensured that the full set of documents were approved without delay.