Al Shirawi Infrastructure Construction, a specialist in utility infrastructure development and accompanying underground works, achieved the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification, becoming the first infrastructure construction company certified by British Standards Institution (BSI) in the region against the 2015 edition of the quality management standard.
To mark this milestone, a special ceremony was held at Al Shirawi Infrastructure Construction offices in Dubai Silicon Oasis in the presence of Ahmad Al Khatib, General Manager, Assurance – BSI Middle East & Africa, Mathew John, Business Development Manager – BSI Middle East & Africa, Navin Valrani, CEO, and Walid Aaraj, General Manager.
The event was also attended by other eminent members of the Al Shirawi fraternity, including Krishna Kumar, General Manager, Quality & Business Excellence, who led the charge for the certification.
Al Khatib says: “At BSI, we are committed to helping an organisation adopt excellent businesses practices. This certificate is proof that Al Shirawi Infrastructure Construction is a customer-oriented company and has in place well-defined processes to protect their interests. We would like to congratulate the team for their hard work and take great pride in being part of their ISO journey.”
Navin Valrani says: “Across Al Shirawi group’s businesses, customer satisfaction is an important management goal. We subscribe to ISO having learned from experience that a high-level internal structure and system to check compliance with customer requirements is critical to ensuring client satisfaction. The group will continue to provide the technical and financial resources to support Al Shirawi Infrastructure to reach new heights. ”
Walid Aaraj added: “It’s been an exciting learning period for all of us. We have come together and created a company that will now serve the best interest of contractors and clients. The certification is truly a team achievement.”
Al Shirawi Infrastructure Construction’s ISO certification was completed over a period of five months and involved over 24 sessions to define critical processes, four days of internal audit and four sessions of Management Review Meeting. In addition, checks were conducted by three internal auditors and BSI performed a two-stage stage audit to ensure compliance.
In a relatively short period of time, Al Shirawi Infrastructure has executed a number of projects for the UAE’s telecom sector and water sector, including those for DEWA, Dubai Municipality and Du to name a few.