UAE & Belgium. Jan de Nul starts work on first island $ 200 million reclamation project

Wednesday, 12 July 2006

Belgium dredging and reclamation specialist Jan de Nul has started work on the first of seven islands for Dubai Waterfront, the world’s largest reclamation project. Work on this first island is scheduled for completion in about 18 months, at a cost of around $200 million, and the entire project should be ready in 6 years.

Speaking at the “water breaking” ceremony, Khaled Al Huraimel, Chief Operating Officer of the Dubai Waterfront Company, a subsidiary of Nakheel, said “this reclamation work on the first island is critical, as it will pave the way for future development of the rest of the islands. We shall also start work very soon on Madinat Al Arab, the first district zone and the nucleus of the entire Dubai Waterfront development. When completed, Madinat Al Arab will be the most sought after downtown area, offering an unparalleled cosmopolitan lifestyle. Special attention will be given to the quality of life through amenities that will measure up to the demands of the rising population.”

Jan P.J. de Nul, owner and managing director of Jan de Nul, said “Dubai is witnessing a tremendous growth and it is really exciting to be involved in such an ambitious and iconic project that will be part of the legacy of this great city.”

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 July 2006 )