Kharafi Group wins DLC contract

The National Company, part of the Kharafi Group, has won the contract for the construction of two central utility complexes to provide district cooling to Dubai World Central (DWC).

Kharafi Group subsidiary The National Company will construct two central utility complexes to provide district cooling to the Dubai World Central deve
Kharafi Group subsidiary The National Company will construct two central utility complexes to provide district cooling to the Dubai World Central deve

The National Company, part of the Kharafi Group, has won the contract for the construction of two central utility complexes to provide district cooling to Dubai World Central (DWC).

DWC is a 140km2 urban aviation community that is currently under construction in Jebal Ali. The two district cooling plants will serve the airport and Dubai Logistics City (DLC) headquarters and office park, which form part of the overall development.

The turnkey construction of the DLC headquarters and office park has been awarded to Kuwait-based MA Kharafi & Sons under a US $0.41 billion (AED1.5 billion) contract. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2009.

 

DLC, is an integrated multi-modal logistics platform, that will encompass all transportation modes, logistics and value added services, such as kitting and assembly, in a single bonded and free zone environment.

It will comprise a headquarters and office park, forwarders area, light industrial area, warehousing area and the staff village over a 25 km2 site. The office park will include 18 buildings; phase one will include 10 six-storey office buildings each with a total built up area of approximately 255,000m2, in addition to 110,000m2 of underground parking and 60,000m2 of an independent parking structure. This will provide a net office space of around 198,000m2.

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