Hyder Consulting to design Palm Deira bridges
Dubai, August 12, 2008
Hyder Consulting Middle East has clinched a key contract from Nakheel to design the architectural concept of all the 44 long-span bridges on Palm Deira.
An award-winning international advisory and design consultancy, Hyder Consulting, was chosen through a highly competitive bidding process which involved the industry’s major players.
The mandate is to design the bridges as impressive and aesthetically pleasing gateways reflecting the iconic status of Palm Deira, the largest of the Palm Islands under development in Dubai, said a Nakheel official.
A network of 26 interlinked islands connected to Dubai’s waterfront, Palm Deira, is also poised to become the largest man-made island in the world.
"Hyder Consulting has been able to build on its international reputation and today we are a preferred partner in infrastructure development across the Middle East," said Nidal Odeh, regional head of bridges and civil structures, Hyder Consulting Middle East.
"The latest award by Nakheel provides a major opportunity for us to leave our mark on Palm Deira and enhance our reputation as designers of high tech and landmark bridges," he noted.
The consultancy will now work with LWK Architects to provide Palm Deira and its islands with strikingly elegant access corridors.
“Together, Hyder Consulting and LWK Architects will use their combined architectural and engineering expertise to bring out exceptional design solutions for Palm Deira. We also see in this award a strong potential to be part of the detailed design phase of the project in future,” added Odeh.
The project marks a major addition to the impressive portfolio of Hyder Consulting, which includes some of the country’s most prominent landmarks such as Emirates Towers and Burj Dubai in Dubai and HH Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi.-TradeArabia News Service