The head of the Engineering Projects Department at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, engineer dea' Majeed Al-Sa'egh announced the completion of covering 16 domes of the 18 outer domes within the project of the new roofing, which is a part of the project of the expansion of the holy shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him). Four of these domes are large-sized, with 9 meters of diameter and 5 meters height, erected in the corners of the shrine, the first will be named after Lady Um Al-Baneen the mother of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and the three others will be named after the brothers of Aba Al-Fal Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) who are also martyrs of the timeless tragedy of At-Taf. Two of the large domes have been covered and two others are under works, as well as the 14 small domes, which number symbolizes the 14 infallible of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them), each of them has 5 meters diameter and 3 meters height from its base to its outer summit, all of them were also covered.
He added: "These domes were covered with Kashi Karbalai, which was selected according to special technical and engineering standards, and after a number of laboratory and field tests, we have chosen a type that is characterized by its light weight and 1cm of thickness, with inscriptions and carvings consistent with what exist in the corridors of the holy shrine to create a symmetry state, as well as its quality of resistant color and its high resistance to weather conditions and high temperatures that reach more than 60 degrees Celsius, and with different sizes depending on the measurements of each dome."
Adding: "In order to create a state of contiguity strength between the Kashi Karbalai and the fiber glass pieces, the outer coat that covers the domes that have been installed on the iron structure, the adhesive material that was chosen is British origin gum that has been tested and chosen among many types, and which have proved its success in the test of gluing these two materials, and it is also characterized by its resistance to climatic factors, high gluing strength, ease of use and its relevance to the nature of the glued materials physically and chemically."
It is noteworthy that the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine has assigned the company of Ard Al-Quds, which is an Iraqi contracting company based in the holy city of Karbala, to be the responsible of the architectural design and the construction of the expansion of the shrine of Aba Al-Fadl Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) by roofing his holy sanctuary, the same company was also entrusted with the implementation of all civil works of the project, starting from casting the concrete pillars that surround the holy sanctuary, along with the electricity works, water networks, fire, sound and lighting systems and the packing operations, etc. in addition to its responsibility of the agreement with foreign companies to implement the iron structure and glass works in coordination with administration of the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, under the direct supervision of its department of engineering projects.