KEO wins consultancy services contract for Dubai Maritime City

Project aims to create an urban lifestyle for the maritime community


KEO has announced that it will provide master-planning and infrastructure consultancy services for the Dubai Maritime City (DMC).

DMC is a mixed-use development that is divided into two parts – a commercial district and an industrial sector. As part of its service offering, KEO will work on the final masterplan for DMC, as well as draw up an infrastructure masterplan and traffic studies. The firm is also responsible for the preparation of infrastructure design and build documentation for the first phase of the project.

According to the DMC, the master-planning and infrastructure project will support its vision, which aims to capitalise on Dubai’s market strengths and position as a regional and global maritime hub.

Youssef Khalifeh, vice president of Corporate Business Development & Special Projects at KEO said, “It is a privilege to work with the Dubai Maritime City to develop a master-plan and the necessary infrastructure to support the country’s vision in being a regional and global maritime hub. Our understanding of the market and our agile leadership in adapting to our clients’ needs are at the core of our business development strategy. We continue to build on our strong reputation in the market by working closely with clients such as the DMC to fully realize their aspirations.”

The contract was signed during a recent ceremony attended by senior executives from DMC and KEO, including Ali bin Towaih Al Suwaidi, general manager of DMC; Fadil Binshafi, KEO Dubai partner; Glenn Platt, managing director of KEO-Infrastructure; Glen Sullivan, KEO’s director of Infrastructure Services; Gamal Ahmed, KEO’s business development manager of Infrastructure and Prathish Unni, senior project manager in the Infrastructure Division.

“We are honored to build and lead strong, trusted partnerships with clients such as the DMC. I am confident that KEO’s team of international professionals will work admirably on this project to support DMC’s vision and solidify Dubai’s place as a leader in the maritime industry. Excitingly, this project adds to KEO’s expanding portfolio of some of the region’s most prestigious infrastructure projects,” added Glenn Platt, managing director of KEO-Infrastructure.

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