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Nakheel awards Dh387m contract to Van Oord for Deira Islands

2015-08-23 12:14:17

Nakheel, Dubai-based developer, has appointed Van Oord, a marine engineering contractor, to deliver 23.5 kilometres of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands, its new, 15.3 square kilometre waterfront city.

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Nakheel Van Oord contract signing 

The Dh387 million contract, signed on Monday with Van Oord Middle East Limited Dubai Branch, includes beaches, quay walls, rock edges and breakwaters at Deira Islands. The overall cost of the coastal work is around Dh550 million.

The two-year contract – stage one of Deira Islands – includes 8.5 km of beaches, 3.5 km of quay walls and 9.5 km of rock revetments at two of the four Deira Islands. The work includes a 4km stretch of waterfront, big enough to accommodate more than 500 yachts and boats, at the 4.5 million square metre south island.  Van Oord will also build 2 km of breakwaters to protect the newly-created basin and beachfront.

Van Oord has previously dredged and worked on Palm Jumeirah and The World which added 300 km to Dubai’s coastline.  Deira Islands will add another 40 km, including 21 km of beachfront.

The project paves the way for hundreds of new hotels, serviced apartments, mixed-use buildings and marinas.  Nakheel is developing a significant chunk of the south island which includes Deira Islands Night Souk, Deira Mall, and Deira Islands Towers and Boulevard.