Nakheel awards Van Oord $105m Deira Islands deal

Van Oord will construct 2km of breakwaters, and a 4km-long stretch of waterfront at the marine project underway in Dubai's Deira area

Nakheel has appointed marine engineering contractor Van Oord to deliver 23.5km of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands.
Nakheel has appointed marine engineering contractor Van Oord to deliver 23.5km of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands.

Nakheel appointed marine engineering contractor Van Oord to deliver 23.5km of coastline and breakwaters at Deira Islands, its 15.3 sq km waterfront city in Dubai.

The $105m (AED387m) contract, signed on Monday (29 June, 2015) with Van Oord Middle East in Dubai, includes beaches, quay walls, rock edges and breakwaters at Deira Islands.

The overall cost of the coastal work on the project is estimated to be $149m (AED550m). 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 scope of work includes a 4km stretch of waterfront, big enough to accommodate more than 500 yachts and boats, at the 4.5m sqm 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 waterfront projects in Dubai, including Palm Jumeirah and The World, which added 300km to Dubai’s coastline.

Deira Islands is set to add another 40km to the city's coastline, 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 in the city. 

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