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GCC wins Jubail Island contract; enabling works underway

GCC to complete major earthworks and grading of the site

Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) has begun enabling works for the recently launched $1.36 billion Jubail Island in Abu Dhabi.

Developer Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has appointed GCC to complete major earthworks and grading of the site, ahead of the installation of infrastructure such as roads, utilities, and other facilities.

Over 2.5 million cubic metres of material will be excavated and placed to create the formation level for over 40km of roadways and more than 800 residential properties, explained JIIC in a statement.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of the contractor for enabling works which are slated for completion early 2020,” said Mounir Haidar, managing director, JIIC.  “Offering housing, commercial, leisure and freehold investment opportunities particularly for Emiratis and expatriates is a central planning element for Jubail Island and today’s announcement confirms the timely delivery of the newly launched project in conformity with leading construction and environmental standards.”

According to the developer, “during the development the grading plan for the community, the design team optimised the distinctive and unique features of the site, such as the hills at the North and West ends of the development to enhance the overall character of the property, as well as maximise expansive views of the waterfront and downtown skyline.”

Haidar added: “Jubail Island will include wildlife preservation areas and other conservation zones, complementing an elegant residential and commercial setting in a low-density community.  This unrivalled combination will contribute to shaping a premier investment destination in the capital city of Abu Dhabi.”

 

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