MDI receives $300K order from Almana Networks

May 30, 2008
Products to be used for residential skyscraper project in Qatar

MDI announced Friday that its MDI Security Systems Division (MDI) has received an additional $300,000 product order from international technology solutions integrator Almana Networks (Almana), based in Doha, Qatar. This product order is the seventh purchase announced this month that has been placed toward partial fulfillment of a $5 million revenue commitment, made by Almana and announced by MDI on March 31st of this year. Approximately 10 percent of that commitment has now been fulfilled.

Almana’s order will be delivered to assist them in completing their network and security infrastructure project for the Barjeel Residential Tower, which is currently under construction and will be completed this year. This 64-floor skyscraper is the second largest structure in the country and is valued at $220 million. The tower will house six two-story villas, two super luxury villas and the top two stories will include two world-class restaurants.

MDI’s Middle East office, located in the Regus Building in Doha, provides Almana Networks and its physical security and low voltage customers with sales support, sales engineering support, system design services, proposal writing, value engineering and security consulting to assist them in achieving this annual revenue commitment, which is expected to continue to generate business from new large construction opportunities in one of the world’s richest and fastest growing cities (Doha, Qatar).

"This partnership was a long term investment for us and as announced by MDI in a release dated March 31, 2008, Almana Networks committed to purchase $5 million in product from MDI through the balance of this year," stated Collier Sparks, president, CEO and Board Member for MDI. "As this significant order and the six other orders announced yesterday prove, this partnership is rapidly paying off for both companies. Almana Networks has issued over 40 sales quotes for new security projects from the Doha, Qatar office in the last 90 days which include MDI products and we believe that they are on schedule to meet or exceed their 2008 commitment," he added. "The growth and new construction in and around the city of Doha is phenomenal and we will continue to service the country’s needs while meeting with Almana on partnership growth and expansion strategies throughout the region in 2008 and 2009."

Additional projects that Almana is expecting to close in partnership with MDI in the near term include a 46-story office building and recreation center and a high-security 32-unit embassy compound.