BK Gulf clinches Trump International Hotel & Tower contract

BK Gulf has won the MEP contract for the Trump International Hotel and Tower project in Dubai. The tower is being built on the Palm Jumeirah and will straddle the monorail system on the island.

BK Gulf has won the MEP contract for the Trump International Hotel and Tower project in Dubai. The tower is being built on the Palm Jumeirah and will straddle the monorail system on the island.

The project includes a 300-room hotel, 360 apartments, a viewing gallery and restaurants. BK Gulf has not released the financial details of the contract. Atkins is the MEP consultants for the project, which is being developed under a joint-venture by Nakheel and the Trump Organisation.

Construction of the 62-storey tower began in July and it is scheduled for completion in summer 2011. An Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises and Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) joint venture won the main construction contract in June this year, while Australian firm Bovis Lend Lease will act as project manager.

The tower will straddle the Palm Jumeirah monorail, which is expected to enter the live testing phase in October.

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