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Contractor coordination helps Yas Waterworld

World’s biggest water park to be handed over early because of close coordination between contractors

Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi’s newest attraction, will hand over early to Aldar because of close coordination between the contractors on the site.

Yas Waterworld will be the world’s biggest aqua park when it opens later this year, and general manager Mike Oswald says that integration has been vital on the project.

“It’s been a really good experience with Aldar, one of the things that has made this collaboration successful has been the high intergration, the collaboration with them and the delivery. A lot of projects don’t have the same level of cooperation. It really came down to the people involved. Sometimes you don’t get that same feeling and it doesn’t work that well,” Oswald said.

Much of the design was conducted by lead consultant WS Atkins with US firm Water Technology working on the engineering and aqautic design of the pipes and pumps (“they’re one of the best in the world”).

“WS Atkins are very well known here and familiar with this type of project. They had all the right connections (including appointing contractors for some of the themeing).”

With designers and consultant in place, the construction, under project manager Mohammed Younis of Aldar, began with the appointed of ALEC with the aim of being completed by the end of this year.

Read the full interview in the October issue of Construction Machinery Middle East

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