Wholly owned operations include:
The Pearl-Qatar is UDC’s flagship project, a multi-billion dollar urban development project that will provide upscale housing for approximately 45,000 people on a meticulously designed, award winning four million square meter reclaimed island.
The Medina Centrale / Abraj Quartier companies own and lease key residential and retail parcels of The Pearl-Qatar bearing the same names.
The United Fashion Company (UFC) manages the introduction of leading international fashion brands to The Pearl-Qatar, both as an independent retailer and as concessions in its own luxury beauty (cosmetics and fragrances) store - a concept that will extend throughout the region during the next decade.
The Hospitality Development Company (HDC) builds partnerships with renowned and promising hospitality brands, developing them first in Qatar and then throughout the Middle East and North Africa [MENA] region. HDC will own and develop luxury boutique hotels, clubs and venues at The Pearl-Qatar for management by leading international operators.
The Pearl for Management and Operations consolidates the knowledge and experience in project development and asset management that has accumulated in the course of developing The Pearl-Qatar. It will deliver world-class infrastructural services at The Pearl-Qatar, and these services will be expanded internationally to meet the needs of future urban development projects.
Ronáutica Middle East, established in 2007 as an international marina specialist, is leading the new leisure boating industry in the Gulf Region. Beginning with the development of three marinas at The Pearl-Qatar, along with a host of supporting marine services, the company will continue to bring high-end nautical culture to receptive markets across the region.
The Madinainova Company was established to address the needs of property owners and residents of The Pearl-Qatar. It is the central point of communication for the stakeholders, investors and residents of the Island. It coordinates with government agencies and related entities to resolve issues and develop further policies and procedures with the aim of ensuring that a five- star quality lifestyle is delivered at The Pearl-Qatar.
The Pearl Owners Corporation (TPOC) provides Co-Owners Association Management services to Co-Owned freehold property owners in Qatar.
United Facilities Management Company’s core business is the delivery of integrated facilities management services. Geared initially to service The Pearl-Qatar, it presently manages the Master Community Area of The Pearl-Qatar along with retail and residential assets, notably in Porto Arabia, Medina Centrale, Viva Bahriya and Qanat Quartier.
United Facilities Solutions (UFS) is a knowledge based Technical and Business Solutions & Services provider.
Joint ventures include:
Qatar District Cooling Company (Qatar Cool) (UDC, 51%; National Central Cooling Company P.J.S.C “Tabreed”, 44%; Private Qatari Investors, 5%)
A private utility service for Qatar, Qatar Cool offers a continuous supply of cost-effective air-conditioning. At The Pearl-Qatar, Qatar Cool established the world’s largest district cooling plant, with a capacity of 130,000 tons of refrigeration. The first phase of construction was successfully completed in 2008. In 2009 the first three of eleven planned towers were connected, and, for the first time in Qatar, district cooling is being provided for individual villas on the island.
Middle East Dredging Company (MEDCO) (UDC, 45.9%; Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering “DEME”, 44.1%; Government of Qatar, 10%)
Since 2004, MEDCO has completed marine and reclamation works to a value of approximately QR 4.7 billion in Qatar and the wider Gulf area, including the creation of The Pearl-Qatar, as well as contracts in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah, Dubai and Bahrain (Qatar Bahrain Causeway) and for the New Doha International Airport. MEDCO is also a member of the QBC Consortium executing the design and build contract for the Qatar-Bahrain Causeway Project.
United Ready-Mix (UDC, 32%; Besix S.A., 40%; Six Construct Limited, 9%; Private Qatari Investors, 19%).
United Ready-Mix delivers concrete products of international standards to the Qatari market. With three state of the art portable batching plants located on a temporary island adjacent to The Pearl-Qatar, United Ready-Mix is able to supply wet concrete products directly to contractors on site at the Pearl-Qatar.
SEEF Limited (UDC, 20%; Qatar Petroleum, 80%).
SEEF produces Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB), a downstream petrochemical feedstock for the world's detergent manufacturing industry, and Heavy Alkylate (HAB), a by-product used as lubricant oil base stock.
Gulf Formaldehyde Company (GFC) (UDC, 10%; Qatar Fertilizer Company, 70%; Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company, 20%).
GFC is engaged in the production and sale of urea formaldehyde concentrate. Most of the production is purchased by the Qatar Fertilizer Company, while the remaining part is marketed to other urea fertilizer producers in the region.
Asteco Qatar (UDC, 30%; Commercial Bank of Qatar, 30%; Qatar Insurance Company, 20%; Asteco Property Management, 20%).
Asteco Qatar has been established to provide real estate property management services in Qatar, delivering real estate products to an international standard, including assistance in sales, leasing, property management and evaluation.