RTA awards contract for Dh2bn Dubai Water Canal project

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By Staff  www.emirates247.com

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has selected the Parsons/Halcrow Joint Venture (JV) for the construction supervision of the Dh2 billion Dubai Water Canal project, the JV said in a statement.

Artist's impression of the canal project when finished. (Supplied)
Artist's impression of the canal project when finished. (Supplied)

The JV, whose initial scope of work — awarded in December 2006 — was for design, has now been awarded the next phase of the project.

The new scope of work includes elevating three major roads in Dubai, relocating utilities, and constructing the 2.8 kilometre long Dubai Water Canal, the JV said in a statement.

The project is split into three construction contracts, and Parsons is responsible for construction supervision for the first two packages related to the roads and bridges, while Halcrow will be responsible for the third package for canal excavation and marine works.

The first phase of the project includes elevating Sheikh Zayed Road (six lanes in each direction) and relocating utilities using micro tunneling to facilitate the canal construction. More info

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