Drydocks discusses underwater hotel project
Dubai, June 29, 2013
Drydocks World, an international player in the field of ship repair, conversion and new building, held discussions with senior officials of Poland-based Deep Ocean Technology and BIG InvestConsult on its new Water-Discus Hotel and other futuristic projects.
Deep Ocean Technology is the owner behind the unique technology and concept of Water Discus Hotel that envisages an ultimate leisure facility with a structure that is partly above water and rest underneath – a residential underwater discus with an above water discus.
BIG InvestConsult is a key operator in the area of innovative technologies transfer, as well as investment projects, brokerage and finance.
The novel hotel features a discus-shaped residential underwater building connected to another discus above water.
Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World met Arkadiusz Majerski, the president and CEO of Deep Ocean Technology and Bogdan Gutkowski, the president of Big Invest to discuss issues related to the Water Discus Hotel project including the designs, engineering aspects and the structures.
The increased interest in the development of this futuristic project in Dubai, the UAE, other GCC countries and other key destinations around the world was also discussed, said a statement from Drydocks World.
While presenting a film and discussing a recent CNN report on the project, Majerski reviewed the global interest in the Water Discus Hotel.
The growing interest in the concept of the “Coastal Dream Cities” which will build communities in coastal waters with zero environmental effect while using future technology to positively impact on today’s lives was also discussed. Both parties agreed to increase levels of cooperation and collaboration in order to take these projects forward, it stated.
The Water Discus Underwater Hotel comprises a number of discs-one underwater, at a depth ranging from 10 to 30 meters and the others above the surface allowing guests to admire the depths of the ocean while still being able to make the best of resort living on the surface.
The hotels, to be situated in all parts of the world will bring to its guests a deluxe hotel combined with a real marine adventure and breathtaking views found only in the heart of the ocean.
The unique location in the heart of a vibrant coral reef will allow guests enjoy both the tropical weather as well as the colorful underwater world. Each room is integrated with the underwater world as closely as possible and will offer surprisingly direct, yet safe contact with the flora and fauna including underwater vehicles that can be operated from inside allowing a closer look at even the most microscopic underwater creatures.
Due to its modular and unique construction design, Water Discus can be expanded and customized to suit the surroundings and client requirements. A single discus is an independent structure of approximately 1000 sq m fully equipped to ensure the very highest levels of safety and comfort.
"We at DDW and MW are delighted to be involved in this project to construct the first of its kind and very unique Water Discus Hotel," remarked Buamim.
“It is a matter of deep pride and honour for us that once again, we have been recognized as a facility which is able to construct and fabricate a leading edge design and a world’s first concept. We look forward to the launch of construction very shortly and as always we are confident of providing a high quality structure in a cost effective and timely basis,” he noted.
“We also look forward to progressing discussions on the Coastal Dream Cities concept. DDWMW is at the helm of initiatives which protect our environment such as our Zero Harm policy and the Dubai Green Maritime Initiative. We will strongly support this future project which uses sustainable technology with little or no environmental impact” he added.
Drydocks World is currently involved in some of the industry’s cutting edge and world’s first projects in the oil, gas and energy sectors. These include the Dolwin Beta, the HVDC Offshore Wind Energy Platform, the Prelude FLNG Turret, the Solan subsea oil storage and the MCV conversion projects of the Eagle Louisiana and the Eagle Texas.-TradeArabia News Service