DWC fourth phase grading work complete
Dubai, October 2, 2008
Grading work on the fourth phase of Dubai World Central (DWC) - the multi-phase urban development centred around the world’s largest airport - has been completed.
The work, costing Dh46 million, will enable contractor access to a crucial component of the project – DWC Aviation City.
The $1.36 billion DWC Aviation City will be home to DWC’s executive jet terminal and the world’s largest MRO centre, with many operators ready to start construction on-site.
Over 3.739 million cu m of earth was moved over four months for phase four. A total of 64.735 million cu m of earth has been moved over all four phases covering over 74.39 sq km since grading first commenced in January 2005.
“With the fourth phase of grading complete we can start to plan the allotment of land for DWC Aviation City tenants,” said Abdulla Al Falasi, DWC’s director of marketing and corporate communications.
“This will enable DWC Aviation City operators to be operational by 2010-11,” he continued.
All four grading phases were carried out by Dubai-based Trident Transport Company.
Phase 1 grading work included Dubai Logistics City (DLC) while phase 2 grading work was spread across areas earmarked for DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport and parts of DWC Residential City, in addition to DLC’s Headquarters and Office Park.
DWC’s phase 3 grading covered parceled zones earmarked for a balanced mix of residential, retail and hotels, in addition to communal areas reserved for educational, cultural, health and recreational activities as well as mosques, sports and entertainment centres.
Dubai World Central has already commenced phase 5 of the grading works which is expected to be completed by July 2009. This will cover areas adjacent to the first runway.
The construction of the passenger terminal is on schedule for completion in mid-2009. – TradeArabia News Service
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