Dubai Maritime City Phase 1 reaches 25%, eyes Q1 2021 completion
Deep infrastructure works along Sheikh Rashid Road noted 40% progress, while sewerage pipeline works was 20% complete
Construction work is progressing rapidly on DP World’s Dubai Maritime City (DMC), which recorded 25% completion on Phase 1 infrastructure for its commercial development, with the works expected to finish in Q1 2021.
With the development of the commercial area that will be carried out at a cost of $38.1m (AED140m), DMC’s position as a key maritime service provider will get a boost.
According to Dubai Media Office, work on all major and minor elements of the modern services of the project are expected to be completed as per plan.
Speaking about the project, group chairman and CEO of DP World, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: "The progress made in the development of Phase 1 is significant, highlighting DMC's commitment to create upgraded facilities and services for existing and potential customers".
Contract for DMC’s Phase 1 works was awarded in Q3 2019. Scope of the project includes major and minor infrastructure works that covers main and secondary road networks, public parking spaces for 340 vehicles, energy-efficient street lighting system, potable water and sewage networks, stormwater drainage as well as firefighting and irrigation networks, in addition to telecom connectivity, a pump station, and maintenance of existing services.
DMC said the main contractor was fully mobilised on the site, with required condition assessments of existing underground services having been completed in Q4 2019. Additionally, work on the detailed design for all services were completed, marking the commencement of construction work.
In terms of progress on other elements of the project, deep infrastructure works along Sheikh Rashid Road, which is adjacent to sub-developer plots along sea-side, has marked 40% progress till date. Meanwhile, 20% of the sewerage pipeline and 25% of the storm water drainage works has been completed.
As part of Phase 1 of the project, DMC will be merged with the Mina Rashid area that includes the QE2 Hotel, Marina Fitness 72, and other commercial and residential facilities.