Local contractor picked for scaled down tower job

20 October 2006
The local Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) has been awarded the estimated AED 575 million ($157 million) main construction package on the

Al-Durrah tower project on Shaikh Zayed road.

The local Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) has been awarded the estimated AED 575 million ($157 million) main construction package on the

Al-Durrah tower project on Sheikh Zayed road.

The 47-storey tower was originally conceived as a 75-storey mixed-use block, but was reduced in height to comply with the requirements of Dubai's Department of Civil Aviation (MEED 8:9:06).

The 24-month contract involves the construction of a mixed-use block and car park building with a total built-up area of 120,000 square metres. The other bidders included the local Arabtec Construction and China's Beijing Construction Engineering Group.

The local NSCC has completed the foundations package. UK-based Atkins is the consultant. The US' Hill International is the project manager. The

client is a private developer (MEED 27:1:06).

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