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Gulf Contractors to complete Jubail Island enabling works by Jan 2020

Managed by Lead Development and designed by Arquitectonica and consortium Jubail Island will be complete in Q4 2022

Jubail Island project will be complete in Q4 2020.
Jubail Island project will be complete in Q4 2020.

UAE-based general contracting firm, Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) has bagged the enabling works contract for Abu Dhabi’s $1.4bn (AED5bn) Jubail Island. 

Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) awarded the contract for the 400ha mixed-use megaproject to GCC. According to company statement, enabling works on the project are set to be complete by January 2020.

Under the scope of the contract, over 2.5 million cubic metres of material will be excavated and placed to create the formation level for over 40-kilometres of roadways and more than 800 residential properties by GCC.

Commenting on the appointment of GCC as the enabling works contractor, managing director of JIIC, Mounir Haidar said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of the contractor [GCC] for enabling works which are slated for completion early 2020.

“Today’s announcement confirms the timely delivery of the newly launched project in conformity with leading construction and environmental standards,” added Haidar.

Jubail Island is located between Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island and Saadiyat Island. Upon completion, the project will feature six investment zones, including Marafaa Al Jubail, Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail, Ain Al Maha, Souk Al Jubail, and Bed’a Al Jubail.

The mixed-use development will also include parks, hiking paths, kayaking stations and cycling routes.

Upon launching the project in April 2019, JIIC confirmed that once complete Jubail Island will offer 400 single- and multi-family homes, and house more than 6,000 residents.

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