Contract awarded for Dubai Textile City

28 February 2003
The local United Engineering Construc-tion (UNEC) has been awarded a AED 247.5 million ($67 million) lumpsum contract to build Dubai Textile City. To be built on the Al-Aweer-Hatta road, the contract includes the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and steel cladding packages (MEED 13:12:02; 2:8:02).

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.

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