Promat's CAFCO® 400 and PROMATECT®-250 protect Doha's new Gate development
A new 150,000m² mixed-use development of retail, commercial and leisure facilities in Qatar has been protected from the effects of fire by CAFCO® 400 and PROMATECT®-250 from Promat Middle East.
Promat has supplied 6,000 m2of CAFCO® 400, plus 500 m2 of PROMATECT®-250 in various thicknesses, for The Gate development in Doha. Fire protection plays a critical role inThe Gate, which features a central podium section that houses a variety of retail outlets, fitness centers and restaurants. There are also three towers of prestigious office accommodation, two of which rise 13 floors up above the podium and are connected across three floors to form a portal or gate. This powerful architectural structure gives the development its name.
CAFCO® 400 is a spray-applied wet mix product designed to provide fire protection for structural steel on high rise projects such as The Gate. The PROMATECT®-250 is a lightweight, non-combustible, mineral-bound cladding board that offers a high degree of strength, dimensional stability and fire resistance. The products carry Certifire performance endorsements and were selected for their ability to provide 120 minutes of fire protection, while satisfying British Standards requirements. Promat also supplied an additional 150 m2 of Promat SUPALUX® fire-resistant building board for the compartmentation of certain mechanical areas.
Promat Sales and Marketing Director, Mark Lavender, comments, “This project reflects the hard work and efforts undertaken by our applicator and distributor in Qatar. Promat is unique in providing a comprehensive range of products and systems for all aspects of passive fire protection. Being able to supply a combination of spray and board products
was a unique selling point for Promat on this project and this played a significant role in helping build the confidence of the client.’’
Promat Middle East is unique in being able to offer customers a broad range of thoroughly proven intumescent paint, cementitious spray and board products. This allows the company to represent a single-source solution that can satisfy a customer’s need for structural steel fire protection products.