Nakheel awards Dh387m deal to Van Oord

Van Oord will also build 2km of breakwaters to protect the newly-created basin and beachfront.



By Abdul Basit (chief Reporter)

Published: Tue 30 Jun 2015, 10:51 PM

Last updated: Tue 12 Oct 2021, 8:39 AM

Dubai — Master developer, Nakheel, has awarded a Dh387 million contract to Van Oord to deliver 23.5 kilometres of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands, its new, 15.3sqkm waterfront city in Dubai.

The contract was signed on Monday with the Van Oord Middle East Dubai Branch, and includes beaches, quay walls, rock edges and breakwaters at Deira Islands, which is set to transform Dubai’s Deira district into a world-class hub for tourism, living, retail and entertainment.

The overall cost of the coastal work is around Dh550 million.

The two-year contract – stage one of Nakheel’s water edge delivery programme at Deira Islands – includes 8.5km of beaches, 3.5km of quay walls and 9.5km 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 2km of breakwaters to protect the newly-created basin and beachfront.

Nakheel has previously engaged Van Oord for dredging and coastal work on its world-famous waterfront projects in Dubai, including Palm Jumeirah and The World which added 300km to Dubai’s coastline.

Deira Islands will add another 40km, including 21km of beachfront. Deira Islands, one of several Nakheel developments underway in line with the Government of Dubai’s tourism vision, paves the way for hundreds of new hotels, serviced apartments, mixed-use buildings and marinas.

Nakheel itself is developing a significant chunk of the south island with a host of new attractions including Deira Islands Night Souk, Deira Mall, and Deira Islands Towers and Boulevard.

— abdulbasit@khaleejtimes.com


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