Trident International Holdings yesterday said it awarded the contract for its latest luxury offering – the 516-metre Pentominium – to global major Swissboring Overseas Corporation.
Commenting on the awarding of the contract to Swissboring, Wazir Daredia, Executive Director and Chief Executive of Trident, said: “At 516 metres the Pentominium is truly the defined height of luxury and is definitely one of the most challenging real estate projects undertaken in the world. Its piling and shoring contract gains even more significance and complexity as it includes work on laying Dubai’s deepest piles, at an estimated depth of 65 metres.
“As the saying goes, the most important element of any project is its foundation and given its challenging backdrop, it was imperative that we appoint the absolute best that also has significant regional expertise to undertake this assignment.”
Swissboring will be responsible for shoring and temporary work [retaining walls], excavation and earth works, foundation piling work [supply and installation of approximately 250 piles for the tower], pile testing and certification, dewatering work, site establishment and final clean-up.
Piles will be constructed to a depth of up to a record 65m to support approximately 3,500 sq m of footprint area.
Commenting on winning the Pentominium contract, Mustapha Karim, Managing Director, Swissboring, said: “Given the stature and prestige associated with the Pentominium, which is easily one of Middle East and the world’s most prestigious projects, winning the enabling works contract for this project, which includes the laying of what we believe to be the deepest piles in the UAE, is definitely a matter of great honour for us.
“The contract is also a clear validation of the more than half-a-century of experience we have gained in this field both internationally as well as regionally.
“Given our vast understanding of and expertise in this segment, we are confident of completing all enabling work for the project within the stipulated timeframe while maintaining the highest standards of quality we set for ourselves.”