Palm Deira construction continues as planned
Despite rumors that work on the iconic Palm Deira had been put on hold, construction is continuing as planned according to the latest update released by property developer Nakheel.
The update, reported Khaleej Times, stated that after months of reclamation and sand filling work in the Palm Deira Corniche area, construction work for the project has begun.
The area is being treated by the technique of vibro-compaction, an advanced technology executed to ensure the full thickness of reclamation fill and to eliminate any loose layers of compactable soil beneath the original seabed, just ahead of bored piling for the initial tower block structures.
"The vibro-compaction technique is used to densify and strengthen the recently placed sand fill and will eliminate the possibility of any geo-hazards” said operations director of the Palm Deira Development at Nakheel, Abdulla bin Sulayem.
“It will also protect the island from future settlement and provide performance requirement of the supporting ground set by international standards and eliminate the risk of liquefaction in the event of any future earthquake,” he added.