Bahrain Bay infrastructure work nears completion
Manama, December 1, 2008
Bahrain Bay Development, the $2.5 billion landmark waterfront community located in the heart of Manama, said the infrastructure work in the development was nearing completion.
As a developer committed to implementing world-leading best practice, Bahrain Bay offers its land parcels to third party developers with fully-completed infrastructure including road, water, power, district cooling, sewage, storm drainage, irrigation networks and a telecommunications system.
Infrastructure is fundamental to any significant development as it helps to shape the urbanisation patterns of the community, said a company official.
"As Bahrain’s premier waterfront community, Bahrain Bay has adopted a strategy to market land parcels to developers with fully integrated infrastructure," Bob Vincent, CEO of Bahrain Bay, said.
"This strategy offers developers significant time and cost benefits, as well as certainty of supply," he noted.
Bahrain Bay’s infrastructure strategy also means that future residents of Bahrain Bay will benefit from living in a community whose amenities are supported by the latest in infrastructure technology.
The project's “Smart City” infrastructure will offer residents an environmentally sustainable community that monitors and manages energy and utility services in the most efficient manner.
In addition, Bahrain Bay, as a community for the 21st Century, offers its residents a state-of-the-art information communication and technology network that will deliver high speed internet and on-line services, security, local area network options and community interfaces to every building.
As part of its sustainable strategy, Bahrain Bay has created its own district cooling plant, which will deliver energy efficient, reduced cost air conditioning to every building in the community.
The plant, to be operated by Bahrain Bay Utilities, will also provide a fully integrated sewerage treatment plant that will provide high quality treated water for distribution through Bahrain Bay’s irrigation network.
The use of treated water for irrigation will ensure a sustainable community and result in significant savings for the management of water.
"Bahrain Bay is changing the model of development in the Gulf. We are offering our developers a ready-to-go package, allowing them to benefit from time and cost savings," Vincent noted.
"Our ability to offer land parcels with a fully integrated infrastructure platform means that, as master planners, we are able to manage the development of Bahrain Bay more efficiently, ensuring that the project meets its timing and costing targets," he commented.
With the support of our contracting partners, our developers will also "benefit from the fact that our infrastructure will offer some of the latest energy saving technology, meaning lower total cost together with long-term benefits for the environment of Bahrain," he added.-TradeArabia News Service