Al Qudra Real Estate’s construction of “Danet Abu Dhabi” commences
Al Qudra Real Estate, a subsidiary of Al Qudra Holding announced the inauguration of construction of the underground infrastructure of Danet Abu Dhabi. Al Qudra Real Estate has appointed Maunsell Consulting Services to design the whole project’s infrastructure utilizing the expertise of (EUDO –an AUSTRALIAN based COMPANY) and Emirates Utilities Company Holding (EUCH) to implement the proposed work that is aimed to be ready by April 2007 and the whole project completed by early 2009.
“We are delighted with the fast paced development progress of Danet Abu Dhabi,” said HE Eng. Salah Bin Omeir Al Shamsi, Chairman and Managing Director, Al Qudra Holding. “We are confident that by appointing Maunsell Consulting Services and EUCH to handle the development, the project will be delivered on time.”
EUCH specializes in the management and execution of BOT projects to support major developments, they handle infrastructure, utilities management, industrial and environmental projects. Maunsell Consulting Services has been operating for more than 40 years in the Middle East undertaking multidisciplinary projects. The company has attained project management teams that have undertaken design and construction management for a wide variety of projects.
The demolition and paving of the project’s foundation has been completed and executed by TASK General Contracting and Road Works. Al Habtoor Engineering was appointed to carry out the water drilling and consolidation activities expected to be completed by November, 2006 under the management of 3 D/I+PI, another subsidiary of Al Qudra Holding.
As for the construction development of Danet Abu Dhabi’s landmark, Holiday Inn Hotel, Al Qudra Real estate has appointed Architectural Engineering Consultants (AEC) as the Project Architect. The spectacular 210 room Holiday Inn is scheduled to open in early 2009 and will provide the city with an international-standard hotel fully equipped with restaurants, a health club, swimming pools, meeting rooms and other luxury amenities.
“By establishing a Holiday Inn in Danet Abu Dhabi, we are seeking to attract a greater share of both domestic and international business as well as leisure and meeting travellers,” said Ahmed Al Yafei, General Manager, Al Qudra Real Estate. “Holiday Inn is a powerful international brand and Abu Dhabi is an important market for the Holiday Inn Hotels, as the city’s fast growing prominence as a major business centre is increasing.”
The process of handing over the land to investors will be executed in phases starting the month of September 2006 and the construction work of all the buildings and other facilities of the Danet Abu Dhabi are completed within two and a half years.
“Danet Abu Dhabi is the first project launched by Al Qudra Real Estate, opening the door to many more distinctive projects that we will be announcing in the near future.” His Excellency Eng. Al Shamsi said. “We would like to thank parties involved in making this project a success.”
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