Dubai-based developer Nakheel has awarded four contracts totalling AED430 million for its Deira Islands project, its new, 15.3 sq-km waterfront city currently under construction in Dubai.
An AED14.5 million contract for piling work on a 800-room resort was awarded to Delta Foundations (Dubai branch).
A construction tender for the resort – a joint venture hospitality project with Spain’s RIU Hotels and Resorts – was issued in May and is due to be awarded by the end of this year.
In April, Nakheel awarded a construction contract worth AED4.2 billion for Deira Mall, the centrepiece of Deira Islands and Dubai’s biggest shopping mall in terms of retail space.
Meanwhile Deira Islands’ Night Souk, with more than 5,300 waterside shops and restaurants, is under construction and is due to open in 2018.
The other contracts, covering islands A and B of the four-island development, are for a sewage treatment plant, a district cooling plant and a substation
The details of these contracts are as follows:
- AED3 million to VWS Emirates LLC/ Butec S.A.L (Dubai Branch) under a joint venture for the design, construction and 10 years’ operation and maintenance of a sewage treatment plant;
- Nearly AED100 million to Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) LLC to build a district cooling plant for Nakheel’s Deira Islands Night Souk and nearby Nakheel buildings, with 10 years’ operation and maintenance;
- AED5 million for a 132/11kV substation to AG Power LLC, covering the south island (Island A). Three other substations are already construction. Deira Islands will have eight substations in total.