Marinas IGY, the company which provides innovative development and management solutions for marina lifestyle destinations in the Middle East, today announced it will undertake full responsibility for design, construction and operation of all marinas in the Lusail City's development in Qatar.
This meticulously master planned new city spreading over 35 square kilometres, is one of the most exciting projects in the region and will eventually become home to approximately 200,000 people. Situated along the coast just north of Doha, the development is destined to become a thriving maritime hub, with a number of marinas serving different segments of the industry, including private, business, and community marinas. Dubai-based Mourjan Marinas IGY has been awarded a contract by Lusail Real Estate Development Company the master developer for Lusail City, to take over every aspect of the maritime work, from marina master planning and design, to building, owning and managing the full marina portfolio, expected to hold more than 1,500 berths across the development.
Mourjan Marinas IGY will drive Lusail's waterway strategy and management, and the phased development of the marina districts is expected to stretch over the next five years.
The first phase of the marina development, estimated to be operational in January 2011, will include significant upland development such as waterfront dining outlets and a host of retail establishments. Following phases of the project will include yacht clubs and ship yards.
Michael Horrigan, CEO of Mourjan Marinas IGY, believes the exclusive amenities of the Lusail marinas will set a benchmark for Gulf marinas with their quality of services, dock furnishings and fittings.
Mr Horrigan, CEO Mourjan Marinas IGY said:
̋We are proud to play such an integral role in this visionary development of Lusail City. This development is setting new standards in master planning communities and reflects Qatar's unfailing commitment to world class quality standards. There is perfect synergy between Lusail City's priority for the integration of the communities with the development and encouragement of yachting in Qatar together with our vision for high quality, well-designed and efficiently-managed marinas.
The Lusail City marina development furthers our ambition to be at the forefront of the marina industry in this region. We look forward to working closely with the Lusail Real Estate Development Company in delivering world-class marinas and yachting lifestyle destinations in this region."
Lusail Real Estate Development Company said: " We are delighted to have on board with us one of the world's best marina developers. For Lusail city, we are will bring nothing but the best qualities and professionals together to provide Qatar with world class services and amenities We are confident that our cooperation with Mourjan Marinas IGY, will guarantee success and sustainability of healthy progress which Lusail City is witnessing daily
With diversity of the multiple businesses and residential communities working and living in Lusail City, the marinas will be developed to appeal to the people who are keen and interested in the yachting lifestyle and caters to both mega-yacht owners as well as smaller and recreational boat owners, providing all related facilities and amenities.
The new marinas will introduce the yachting lifestyle to the local Qatari community as well as attract the regional and international yacht owners to visit and enjoy this exciting new development.