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Macalloy settles Qatar airport dispute with payout

Specialist bar and cable manufacturer and supplier Macalloy was this week forced to pay out £112,000 to its subcontractor Stressed Structural in a dispute about unpaid work at Qatar’s New Doha International Airport.

Macalloy agreed to pay £112,000 to Stressed Structural in an out of court settlement reached moments before the payment dispute went before Sheffield County Court on Friday.

Stressed Structural Steel was claiming for unpaid work after it was delayed 10 days by Macalloy’s failure to deliver equipment to the site on time. Macalloy had disputed the claim because Stressed Structural tendered for the work on a fixed fee basis.

Stressed Structural Steel had been installing Macalloy’s stainless steel cable system for the new airport terminal building. Macalloy itself was subcontracted to Italian glass firm Gartner.

The Macalloy cable system is being used to support the terminal building’s glass facade between the wind truss and the columns.

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