The scope of works includes the construction of 3.8 kilometres of quay wall with an alongside depth of 13 metres, shiplift supports, a slipway jetty, a finger pier and a shiplift to be supplied by the German/Dutch Bosch Rexrothas a nominated subcontractor.

Consultants have submitted tenders to the client to supervise the project. Basic designs were prepared by the UK’s Halcrow. Van Oord has been working on the project since early 2003, when a team of Geneva-registered Archirodon Construction (Overseas)and Ballast Ham Dredging, which subsequently merged with Van Oord, was awarded the reclamation and breakwater package (MEED 12:3:03).

Tenders have also been issued for the highways and infrastructure package on the 2.5 million-square-metre man-made peninsula between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks.

The US’ Turner Construction Internationalis the project manager and Mouchel Parkmanof the UK is the infrastructure consultant. Australia’s GHD prepared the masterplan.