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Nakheel tenders DragonMart2 contracts

Two new contracts up for tender, developer says

Nakheel expects to complete the DragonMart2 expansion by 2014.

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Nakheel is in the process of tendering new contracts for the DragonMart mall expansion in Dubai, the managing director of Development, Projects Logistics and Shared Services at Nakheel has said.

Speaking during a tour of the construction site, Engineer Mohammed Rashed Bin Dhabeah told Big Project ME that the project would look to tender major contracts between March and April.

The man overseeing the $272 million project added that the bids were currently in progress.

“We have awarded three major contracts (so far) – the shopping mall construction contract, the car park contract and the hotel. We have more to be awarded: the plaza; the landscaping and for the mechanical units,” he said.

The mechanical units include chiller and pumping systems, Dhabeah added.

“There are two packages, one is for the plaza and one for the central utilities plant. The consultant is Dar Al Handasa,” he said.

Nakheel is expanding the DragonMart shopping complex, which is located on the Oman-Hatta Highway on the outskirts of Dubai. The total built up area of the mall will be 175,000sqm. It will have a three star hotel on the premises and will have a multitude of retail and leisure facilities on site.

A hypermarket, multiplex cinema and entertainment zone will be built as part of the expansion. The expansion project is expected to be completed by the first half of 2014, Dhabeah said.

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