Emaar Properties has completed the construction of man-made marine walls at Dubai Marina. The waterfront channel, which stretches for 10 kilometers, forms a boundary for waterfront developments.
The marine wall project started in December 1998 with what became a 3.5 kilometer long, 5.7 million cubic meter excavation site. Emaar employed Halcrow International Partnership as consultants to complete the design and supervision of the development.
In ensuring dry construction conditions, more than two million gallons of water a day, 3.5 billion gallons in total, was pumped back into the sea to build the quay wall. The excavation's average depth is 3.5 meters below sea level, with the deepest sections at each end of the Marina where it meets the Arabian Gulf.
The Marina wall comprises about 15,000 concrete individual blocks weighing up to 42 tons each. All blocks were prepared on site and at the height of manufacture, 50 blocks a day were cast in a round-the-clock operation. Each block was produced by Al-Futtaim Tarmac.
Dubai Marina will eventually house people in luxury residential apartment towers and villas.
The first phase of the Dubai Marina project, Marina 1, which comprises six towers and houses more than 1,090 residential units was nearly completely sold out days after it opened for sale last year. Demand for property at the five-building Marina 4 development saw apartments in the first two towers snapped up in just a matter of weeks.
Emaar Properties is a Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Dubai Financial Market. With the government of Dubai as its largest shareholder, the company currently has eight major real estate projects under development including the Arabian Ranches, Dubai Marina, Emirates Hills, the Lakes, the Meadows, the Springs, the Greens and Emaar Towers. — (menareport.com)
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