DP World's Dubai Maritime City close to completing Phase 1

Pandemic has not caused significant delays to project, says DP World official

  
Dubai Maritime City completes over 35% of phase 1 infrastructure for commercial development. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai Maritime City completes over 35% of phase 1 infrastructure for commercial development. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Infrastructure works at one of Dubai’s mega developments, Dubai Maritime City (DMC), are nearing completion.

DP World’s purpose-built maritime centre is envisioned to become a major hub for maritime services. It was previously scheduled to start operations by 2021, but the completion date for the first phase of the project has been postponed to 2021.

In a statement on Monday, DMC said construction of the road and infrastructure works in Phase 1 of the project’s commercial district is now almost 80 percent complete, adding that all “components” that will facilitate the delivery of services at DMC are set for completion on time.

“Despite the disruptions in the global industry, we take pride in the fact that the pandemic and the resulting restrictions on movement did not cause any significant delays in the project,” said Mohammed Al Muallem CEO and managing director of DP World, UAE.

“The team worked tirelessly, ensuring all precautionary measures, including social distancing and regular comprehensive disinfection, were implemented. We are proud of the dedication and concerted efforts of the team that helped us achieve this milestone,” he added.

The installation of underground utilities on the site, including sewerage and stormwater, water, fire, irrigation and telecom networks is more than 90 percent complete.

Civil and structural works for the stormwater, sewage, irrigation and fire stations are also nearing completion.

Construction of the six-kilometre pressurised irrigation line, the six-kilometre gravity sewer network and the four-kilometre stormwater network is also 95 percent complete. As for the roadworks, about 3.5 kilometres or the planned seven-kilometre road have been completed.

(Writing by Cleofe Maceda; editing by Seban Scaria)

Cleofe.maceda@refinitiv.com 

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