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Damac's Ocean Heights draws close to completion

The 84-storey development is due to be handed over before year-end

Completion works underway include exteriors and interiors for the final three floors, as well as snagging works and electrical testing.
Completion works underway include exteriors and interiors for the final three floors, as well as snagging works and electrical testing.

Damac Properties will soon be handing over its 84-storey Ocean Heights development, with the final three floors close to completion and snagging and interior works underway.

The ocean-view tower located in Dubai Marina currently has as many as 30 contractors on site at any one time, with snagging works completed as far as the 65th floor and electrical testing and commissioning now in progress.

Main contractor Arabtec, who was awarded the US $175.6 million (AED645 million) main contract in August 2007, is also working hard to finish the exteriors before work on the final floor interiors commences in the coming months.

DAMAC Properties’ general manager Ziad El Chaar said: “We are delighted to report that progress at our Ocean Heights development is well on track and that we are about to complete all the external works and then turn our attention to the interiors.

“Construction of Ocean Heights has taken less than three years which is a tribute to the fantastic team effort on site. With up to 30 different contractors on site each day and at the peak of construction around 2000 staff it has been a huge co-ordination exercise and we are especially grateful to our main contractor Arabtec and Consultant ECG for their project management skills.

“We are working hard to ensure that every last detail is completed to the highest standard and that the building rightfully earns the title of our flagship project when it completes later this year. We look forward to the day when our customers will be able to see this fantastic development for themselves.”

In addition to the completion works taking place at Ocean Heights, on-going interior progress is also underway at DAMAC’s other main sites in Dubai, including the health club being installed at XL Tower in Business Bay, and final painting at Business Tower.

Other developments also close to completion include Smart Heights at TECOM, where a substation inspection is pending, and at Lago Vista at IMPZ, where the tower crane has been removed with exterior construction work now 98 per cent complete.

Mr El Chaar added: “We are making great progress at all of our sites in Dubai and this is in line with our commitment to hand over at least six of our projects in the next year.”

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