Nakheel awards Deira Islands contracts worth $117m

Works awarded for sewage treatment plant, district cooling plant, substation and piling work for 800-room resort


Master developer Nakheel has awarded four contracts worth a collective AED430 million ($117m) for its Deira Islands project, a 15.3 sq km waterfront city under construction in Dubai.

The contracts, covering islands A and B of the four-island development, are for a sewage treatment plant, a district cooling plant, a substation and piling work for an 800-room resort.

Nakheel has so far invested nearly AED7.5 billion in infrastructure and construction contracts for Deira Islands with more due soon, according to a statement from the company.

The latest awards include a AED228.3 million contract with 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.

The second is a AED100 million contract with Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) to build a district cooling plant for Nakheel’s Deira Islands Night Souk and nearby Nakheel buildings, with 10 years’ operation and maintenance.

The third is a AED90.5 million contract for a 132/11kV substation to AG Power, covering the south island (Island A), Nakheel said.

The fourth contract is worth AED14.5 million and was awarded to Delta Foundations (Dubai branch) for piling works for the 800-room RIU beach front resort, Nakheel’s joint venture hospitality project with Spain’s RIU Hotels and Resorts. A construction tender for the resort was issued in May, and is due to be awarded by the end of this year, Nakheel said.

Deira Islands “will add 40km, including 21km of beach, to Dubai’s coastline and pave the way for the development of hundreds of hotels, residences and attractions,” Nakheel said in its statement.

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.

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