UAE 50th National Day Celebrations: Logistics supplied by EFM

Nicolas Chavance, Groupe F

EFM were delighted to be chosen to support the UAE 50th National Day at Hatta Dam on behalf of LarMac PROJECTS, in supplying logistics services - both on the ground in the UAE and internationally. This is the second year that EFM have successful supported the celebrations.

EFM’s dedicated project management team liaised every step of the way with all stakeholders and suppliers for the event. Services supplied by the EFM teams in UAE, Europe, Australia & USA included:-

  • Multiple customs clearances
  • Permit applications
  • Temporary Import applications
  • Preparation of customs documentation
  • B-747 and AN-124 Charter aircraft including loading & unloading complex pieces of bespoke equipment
  • 20ft, 40ft, 40ft Open Top and Flat Rack containers via sea freight
  • International air freight
  • Local trucking
  • Supply of rental containers and lifting support systems
  • Project Management
  • On-site supervision

There were particular vehicular access challenges at this year’s venue, requiring the team to carry out detailed route surveys and trial runs, with both empty and loaded trucks to Hatta Dam, well in advance of the first deliveries. EFM were responsible for the safe and timely door to door delivery in and out of a wide range of equipment including bespoke props, complex and sizeable set and scenery pieces, costumes, rigging, lighting, pyrotechnics, audio, communications, projection, screens, special effects and other technical equipment for the event.

In the midst of global supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic, EFM pulled off the on-time delivery of every piece of equipment, often responding at short notice to changes in requirements, to ensure that the show could go on!

It is always a pleasure working with the team at Larmac PROJECTS around the world and this project has been a special highlight for us. We love a challenge and have been operating extensively in the Middle East region for many years, with our first regional EFM office established 15 years ago in UAE. This year’s 50th National Day Celebration event that Es Devlin, LarMac and the entire project team designed and put together was spectacular.

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