Dutch/Belgian JV lands DMC quay walls

09 December 2005
A joint venture of Van Oord Gulfof the Netherlands and the local/Belgian Bel Hasa Six Constructhas been selected for the design and build contract covering the quay wall package at Dubai Maritime City (DMC). The contract is expected to be worth about AED 400 million ($109 million) and will take 20 months to complete (MEED 15:7:05).

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.

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