GCC wins $23.4m interchange contract for Jubail Island

Interchange work will comprise construction of a new highway interchange on Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E-12)

Gulf Contractors Company has inked an interchange contract for the Jubail Island development in Abu Dhabi
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Gulf Contractors Company has inked an interchange contract for the Jubail Island development in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-based general contracting firm Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) has been awarded its second contract within the space of six weeks on the Phase 1 development of the Jubail Island from the Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC).

GCC's latest contract with the developer includes a $23.4m (AED 86m) interchange contract, which involves the construction of a new highway interchange on Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E-12).

Spanning a duration of 18 months, the interchange work is slated for completion by August 2021.

The new interchange will include dual-lane entrance and exit ramps, as well as a fully signalised bridge crossing over the highway to connect with the development’s internal roadway network. 

With overall infrastructure works on Jubail Island amounting to approximately $163.3m (AED 600m), JIIC confirmed that to date infrastructure contracts valued at $132.3m (AED 486m) have been approved and are currently underway.

Commenting on the contract award, JIIC managing director, Mounir Haidar, said: “We are delighted to confirm that the Jubail Island project is proceeding on schedule, with crucial infrastructure works already being executed in a timely manner and in accordance with highest international standards. Works on the new highway interchange continue to provide visibility for the project and demonstrate that our infrastructure construction is proceeding as planned.”

He added: “With infrastructure works starting in early January 2020, we are excited to confirm that works on villa construction will begin by year end, and villa handover is slated for 2023.”

Taking shape as a 400ha low-density development, 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.

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