UAE: Van Oord Bags New Project in Dubai

Van Oord Bags New Project in Dubai

Meraas Development LLC has again contracted Van Oord to build an island in the emirate of Dubai. Jumana Island will lie 500 metres off the coast and will be used for urban development.

A bridge will connect the island to the coast. The contract is worth approximately EUR 100 million.

Work on the project has started and completion is scheduled for the end of 2013.

The project involves dredging of sand from the sea bed, reclaiming the island as well as reclamation of the beaches. Construction of groynes, revetments, soil compaction of the new island and the reclamation of sand bodies to facilitate the construction of a bridge also form part of the project.

Van Oord

A total of more than 8 million cubic metres of sand needs to be dredged and deposited and some 3 million tons of stone will be placed.

Van Oord deploys three trailing suction hopper dredgers and a cutter suction dredger, as well as a variety of equipment for placing the stone.

Meraas Development LLC previously contracted Van Oord to construct the Pearl Jumeirah island. Van Oord has been working virtually non-stop in Dubai since 2001. Projects such as the construction of the islands Palm Jumeirah, The World and Palm Deira, the harbour development in Mina Zeyahi, the land reclamation for Dubai Maritime City and the reclamation of various beaches were realised by Van Oord.

Press Release, February 15, 2013

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

One thought on “UAE: Van Oord Bags New Project in Dubai”

Comments are closed.

Events>

<< Dec 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

The 4th International Forum of Dredging Companies

At the event, customers and manufacturers of dredging equipment will have an opportunity to discuss the application of advanced technologies…

read more >

TOC Middle East

TOC (The Terminal Operations Conference) has long been considered best in class by container terminal operators and their suppliers…

read more >

Ninth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments

The 2017 Sediments Conference will address the accumulation of potentially hazardous or toxic chemicals in the sediments of rivers, lakes…

read more >

North American Dredging Summit

ACI’s North American Dredging Summit follows on from the successful European editions of ACI’s Dredging Summit series…

read more >

Jobs>

Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer will perform and oversee civil and coastal engineering tasks involving major U.S. navigation and coastal restoration projects....

apply

Design & Proposal Engineer Dredging

As Design & Proposal Engineer you translate customer requirements into the design of a vessel in close cooperation with...

apply

Dredge Masters, Engineers and Superintendent\\\'s Urgently Required!

Flagship Management is working with a number of leading international marine and dredging organizations and require the following candidates for a range of global projects...

apply