UAE: Dar Al Handasah awarded 100ha Jaheziya deal
Design work will be carried out by the consultant through 2016, with main construction tenders for the disaster management city expected in 2017
Tawazun announced it has appointed Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners as the lead design and engineering consultant on its Tawazun Safety, Security and Disaster Management City (Jaheziya) project.
Dar Al Handasah Shair and Partners will work with Jaheziya, a subsidiary of Tawazun, on the project.
Tawazun Holding is an investment firm focused on the development of Abu Dhabi's industrial manufacturing and technology capabilities.
Jaheziya will span an area of 100ha, and is designed to comprise accommodation, service amenities, and classroom facilities.
Design work will continue through 2016, with the tender for main construction works planned for release in 2017.
The city is aimed for operation by Q4 2018.
Faiz Al Nahddy, CEO of Tawazun Industrial Park, stated: "The project is on schedule and the planning and design work has been progressing in collaboration with Jaheziya’s stakeholders.
"We are committed to meeting the target launch dates."
Tawazun Industrial Park is heading the development's project management office.
Al Nahddy said the Jaheziya project team is currently evaluating bids for the provision of props required by Jaheziya's training facilities.