Dubai Maritime City development hits milestone
The completion of the construction of the east and west side Quay walls for the ship lifts of Dubai Maritime City (DMC), one of the project's major milestones, was recently announced. The near completion of nearly all of the base structure for Shiplifts has also been built, according to sources at DMC.
An estimated 10,000 concrete blocks have been cast for the Quay Wall, and then laid at a pace of some 40 to 45 blocks per day, according to Khaleej Times. The placing of the concrete foundation will allow for the beginning of the final phase.
DMC is considered a significant development for the region, and is expected to enhance regional maritime trade from Dubai. The completion of the Eastern and Western Quay walls is considered one of the significant stages towards the relocation of one of the oldest ship repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, Jadaf Dubai, to DMC.
"The construction phase of the Quay walls and the base structure for the shiplift facilities is one of the pivotal steps in our overall development, aimed at facilitating easy access, conformity and fulfillment of our industry requirements," said Amer Ali, Project Manager, Dubai Maritime City.
"We are in the midst of the finalizing the construction phases of the ship basin, and the basic infrastructure for the shiplift and ship transfer area as also other facets in the industrial precinct. The construction work on the other aspects of the City is continuing at a brisk pace," he added.