The client, Dubai Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation with the Textile Merchants Group (Texmas), retendered the project as the prices submitted in the original round of bidding were above budget. UNEC was the low bidder at AED 178.8 million ($49 million) when prices were submitted in January 2002.
The 18-month contract involves the construction of 66 warehouses and showrooms, loading bays and car parks. The contract will also entail the construction of a gateway building with a total built-up area of 4,847 square metres, ancillary buildings and related road and infrastructure works. The local Arif & Bintoak is the consultant.