Gulf Contractors Company wins $23mn Jubail Island interchange contract

Works on the Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E-12) are expected to take 18 months and complete in August 2021, according to JIIC

Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) will build a new highway interchange on Sheikh Khalifa Highway (E-12) on Jubail Island after it was awarded the $23 million contract by Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC).

The new road link will provide convenient public access to the first phase of community development on Jubail Island, said JIIC.

Works on the interchange are expected to take 18 months and complete in August 2021. The new interchange features dual-lane entrance and exit ramps, as well as a fully signalised bridge crossing over the highway to connect with the development’s internal roadway network.

The GCC contract takes the total of infrastructure contracts awarded to $132 million with overall infrastructure works on Jubail Island expected to come in at $166 million.

“We are delighted to confirm that the Jubail Island project is proceeding on schedule, with crucial infrastructure works already being executed in a timely manner and in accordance with highest international standards,” said Mounir Haidar, managing director, JIIC. “Works on the new highway interchange continue to provide visibility for the project and demonstrate that our infrastructure construction is proceeding as planned.”

Jubail Island is planned as 400ha low-density development in a ‘pristine’ natural environment and feature outdoor areas; including parks, walking tracks, kayaking stations and cycling routes for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.

According to JIIC, it will also offer “all of the services and amenities that one would expect in a modern upscale community. Jubail Island is a designated freehold investment zone in Abu Dhabi that will comprise a mix of serviced plots, high-end and mid-range properties as well as retail, office park and F&B outlets.”

Haidar added: “With infrastructure works starting in early January 2020, we are excited to confirm that works on villa construction will begin by year end, and villa handover is slated for 2023. Furthermore, Jubail Island is poised to enrich the landscape of the UAE capital, offering a premier lifestyle community in Abu Dhabi, and providing an unparalleled living experience for residents who enjoy peace, tranquillity, nature, and impeccable service in an upscale, one-of-a-kind environment.”

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