Jumeirah Golf Estates project on track
Dubai, October 2, 2013
Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE), a luxury residential golf community in Dubai, said it has received approval from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) for a 120MW power grid for the first phase of its 'Whispering Pines' residential development.
Seven-11KV substations under this grid are already supplying an aggregate of 12 MW to the Whispering Pines community of the luxury residential golf community arising along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai.
This puts JGE on track to fulfill its commitment of handing over the initial 160 villas of the Whispering Pines portion of Phase A’s ‘Earth’ zone in coming few days, said a statement from the company.
JGE features four world-class golf courses with different environmental themes –Fire, Earth, Water and Wind. The phase A of the development covers 13 residential communities of 1,100 villas adjacent to the 18-hole for each Fire and Earth courses – designed by golfing legend Greg Norman. The Earth Course serves as the annual venue for the DP World and Tour to Dubai Championships, it stated.
JGE’s contractor has installed low voltage cables for Whispering Pines Villas and medium voltage cables for the entire Phase A grid at a total cost of more than Dh130 million.
With the newly-built substations already supplying power to the Whispering Pines community, the handover of the initial batch of villas from this community is set to commence shortly, said a senior official.
The Whispering Pines community includes 3 and 4-bedroom villas constructed from authentic Tuscan-inspired materials. Each European country-styled villa comes with two-car garages and an exterior swimming pool. Customized Poggenpohl kitchens with Miele appliances, smart home solutions and Bang & Olufsen audio-video equipment also come as standards.
The entire community is lined with secluded gardens and various water features. Unlike other regular flat-landed property developments in the country, the villas of JGE are spread around and on hills - a first of its kind in the UAE.
“The approval of the Dewa facility marks a major milestone in Jumeirah Golf Estates’ evolution and affirms our ability to meet our commitments. We are well on our way to creating a unique golfing-themed community that further cements Dubai’s stature as an elite property hub,” remarked its general manager Yousif Kazim.
"Moreover, the villas in the Lime Tree Valley, Olive Point and Sienna Lakes communities will also be provided with electricity during same period and we will handover villas to the customers soon," he added.-TradeArabia News Service