The contract also entails significant marine and rock revetment works, in-situ and precast concrete works and related mechanical and electrical works.

The NSCC/Bachy team beat off competition from five other companies. They were: the local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty; the local/Belgian Bel Hasa Six Construct; Germany’s Bauer, Swissboring, part of Italy’s Trevi Group; and the local Middle East Foundations.

The project manager is the US’ Hill International; the client is the local Nakheel.

More work is planned on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah. Bids are due to be submitted by 30 November for an estimated AED 150 million ($41 million) contract involving the construction of roads, sewage disposal, stormwater drainage and related facilities (MEED 21:11:03).