Musanada inks $582m Abu Dhabi-Dubai road deal
Abu Dhabi, December 8, 2013
Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) has signed three contracts to build the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road Project at a cost of Dh 2.138 billion ($582 million).
The contracts were signed with Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment, Tristar Engineering & Construction, and Abu Dhabi Salini Costruttori, following the Abu Dhabi Executive Council’s approval of awarding the road project works.
The contracts were signed by Mohammad Khalifa Al Fahed Al Muhairi, Musanada CEO, and Ali Mohammmad, from Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment, and by Naji Al Harthi, from Tristar Engineering & Construction, for the implementation of the second phase.
The length of the new road adds up to around 62 km and it is an extension to Mohammad bin Zayed Street from Saih Shuaib area, Al Maha Forest and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi.
The project will be accomplished within a span of 30 months from the works commencement date.
Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment will implement the first phase of the project; constituting around 34 km in length at a cost of Dh1.297 billion, and including three key junctions.
The second phase of Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road will be implemented by Tristar Engineering & Construction and Abu Dhabi Salini Costruttori SPA, constituting around 28 km in length and including three key intersections that which start from Al Ajban St up to Al Sweihan Road.
Al Muhairi said: “The new Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway Project is considered as one of the biggest and most important projects in Abu Dhabi, which aims at developing roads infrastructure in the emirate. This comes in line with the visionary Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, and the Surface Transport Master Plan (STMP) which has been developed to upgrade the infrastructure of Abu Dhabi transportation network.
Ali Al Haj Al Mehairbi executive director - Buildings and Project Management Services at Musanada, stated that the new road will consist of four lanes in each direction with the possibility of expanding it in the future up to six lanes in each direction, knowing that six key junctions will be built on the road to serve new residential areas, like Al Falah, and also to serve new industrial and economic areas such as, Khalifa Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone.
He added that the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road Project involves implementation of a number of bridges to protect services lines, especially gas lines which intersect with the track of the new road. – TradeArabia News Service