Land reclamation works begin on Jumana Island, Meraas Development says
Meraas Developments, a division of Meeras Holdings, has announced that reclamation work has started on ‘Jumana Island,’ off the coast of Dubai. The new development will contain a high-end boutique resort, low-rise apartment buildings and a marina.
Van Oord, a Dutch contracting company that specialises in dredging and land reclamation, has been awarded the project, the developer said. The project will involve dredging sand from the sea-bed. Over eight million cubic metres of sand will be dredged and deposited while three million tonnes of stone will be placed for reclaiming the island.
Work on the project has started, completion is scheduled for the end of 2013. The contract is worth $134mn. This 585,289m2 (in which 232,258m2 already exist) site will be located in a much sought after spot on the Jumeirah Beach coastline.
The island will be located off Jumeirah with direct access from Jumeirah Road (the Beach Road). It will be linked to the mainland through a 300-metre-long bridge.
Van Oord has been working with Meraas to develop Pearl Jumeirah Island. It has been involved in projects such as the construction of the Palm Jumeirah, The World, Palm Deira, the harbour development in Mina Seyahi, and the land reclamation for Dubai Maritime City.