Posted on 1 July 2015
Real estate developer Nakheel has appointed Dutch dredging contractor Van Oord to deliver 23.5 kilometres of coastline and breakwaters for its Deira Islands project.
The work involves shaping 8.5 km of new beaches, 3.5 km of quay walls, 9.5 km of rock edges and 2 km of breakwaters. It will be completed under a two-year contract and covers work on two of the four islands that make up the project.
Deira was constructed by Van Oord between 2005 and 2008 and will become a new waterfront city in Dubai.
Protection by breakwaters
The work includes a 4 km stretch of waterfront, big enough to accommodate more than 500 yachts and boats, at the 4.5 km2 south island. Van Oord will also construct 2 km of breakwaters to protect the newly-created basin and beachfront.
The total contract value amounts to approximately 100 million euro. Van Oord will deploy two cutter suction dredgers.
Previous waterfront projects
Nakheel has previously engaged van Oord for dredging and coastal work on its world-famous and iconic waterfront projects, including 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.
Read also on this website
● Boskalis and Van Oord to construct artificial island off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia, 29 January 2015
● Van Oord contracted to build Jumana island along Dubai coast, 15 February 2013
● Van Oord awarded beach profiling work on Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai, 26 September 2012
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