The AED387m (£67m) contract, signed yesterday, includes beaches, quay walls, rock edges and breakwaters at Deira Islands. The overall cost of the coastal work is around AED550m.
The two-year contract – stage one of Nakheel’s water-edge delivery programme at Deira Islands – includes 8.5km of beaches, 3.5km of quay walls and 9.5km of rock revetments at two of the four Deira Islands. The work includes a 4km stretch of waterfront, big enough to accommodate more than 500 yachts and boats, at the 4.5 million square metre south island. Van Oord will also build 2km of breakwaters to protect the newly-created basin and beachfront.
Nakheel has previously engaged Van Oord for dredging and coastal work on other waterfront projects in Dubai, including Palm Jumeirah and The World, which added 300km to Dubai’s coastline. Deira Islands will add another 40km, including 2 km of beachfront.