Simplex bags US $360mn contract for G-Emporium

The Galadari Investment Office (GIO) has awarded the US $360 million contract to Simplex Infrastructure for the construction of the G-Emporium in the City of Arabia, which includes the residential G-Tower and the commercial G-Office tower.

Lincoln Park in Dubailand's Arjan district is scheduled to be completed by mid 2010.
Lincoln Park in Dubailand's Arjan district is scheduled to be completed by mid 2010.

The Galadari Investment Office (GIO) has awarded the US $360 million contract to Simplex Infrastructure for the construction of the G-Emporium in the City of Arabia, which includes the residential G-Tower and the commercial G-Office tower.

Both towers are expected to be 280m high and 45 storeys each. The project is expected to be completed by 2010.

Construction of the G-tower has already commenced with piling on the G-office poised for completion in November.

More than 130 construction workers took 63 days to complete piling on the G-tower, using five drilling rigs, three crawler cranes, one JCB and one shovel.

"To give you an idea of scale, most developers would mobilise one or two drilling rigs for a tower of this size. Our decision to employ extra equipment and staff was made to ensure that the complete project, which includes both towers, will be executed on time and to the highest of standards," said Ali Korhan Durmus, commercial director of Al Habtoor STFA Soils Group, the piling contractors for the G-Tower.

Simplex Infrastructure's portfolio includes the successful completion of sub-structure work on the Dubai Metro project.

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