Gulf Contractors Co awarded $54.5m infra works at Jubail Island
The works are part of the 18-month-long contract to complete infrastructure within Phase 1 of the $1.36bn (AED5bn) project
Abu Dhabi-based general contracting firm Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) has secured a $54.5+ million (AED200+ million) continuing infra works contract for Jubail Island from the Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC).
The works are part of the 18-month-long contract to complete the infrastructure required for the remaining residential villages within Phase 1 of the $1.36bn (AED5bn) project – Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail and Ain Al Maha.
The scope of the GCC contract comprises the construction of more than 47.5km of internal roads in Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail and Ain Al Maha villages. Infrastructure development includes electricity, water, sewage, irrigation, telecom and gas networks, as well as street lighting.
The infrastructure works cumulatively amount to more than $163.35m (AED600m) to date, with more than $108.9m (AED400m) in infrastructure contracts already awarded, with works underway.
In December 2019, a $21.78m (AED80m) contract was awarded for infrastructure works for the initial village and central loop road.
Jubail Island is a designated freehold investment zone in Abu Dhabi that will comprise a mix of serviced plots, high-end and mid-range properties as well as retail, office park and F&B outlets.
The development will also feature outdoor areas, including parks, walking tracks, kayaking stations, and cycling routes for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
Commenting on the announcement, the managing director of JIIC, Mounir Haidar, said: “Following the commencement of construction for the initial infrastructure works in early 2020, we are delighted to confirm the start of infrastructure works to complete the remaining Phase 1 villages on Jubail Island, demonstrating our dedicated commitment to on-time delivery of plots as early as Q3 2021.”