HSSG, selected from 15 bidders, will handle all aspects related to site grading, mobilisation shoring, earthwork, excavation, dewatering, piling work and testing. Under the contract, HSSG must complete the enabling works by December 2008.
Abdul Majeed Al Fahim, Chairman of Pearl Dubai, the consortium of investors behind the project led by Al Fahim Group, said: “Pearl Dubai is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with HSSG on the ambitious venture, which is fast-achieving fruition as a landmark development within the free zone cluster. HSSG has the necessary expertise and a successful track record in handling prestigious projects of such magnitude.
“The awarding of the contract takes the Pearl Dubai project to its crucial stage, marking the onset of laying foundation works.
“The project will stand as testimony to our commitment to building a ‘living city’ with open spaces that optimise sustainability.”
To date, Al Habtoor STFA Soil Group has executed major projects related to piled and sheet-piled jetties, piled bridges, aqueducts, ferry terminals, soil improvement, retaining systems and soil investigation in 16 countries across the world.
Ercan Karadede, MD of HSSG, said: “Adopting the highest quality standards, HSSG will ensure the enabling works at the upcoming Dubai Pearl reflect our project excellence.”
“In addition, we will carry out the works within the stipulated timeframe, illustrating our emphasis on delivery schedules,” he said.
Highlighting the project’s features, Ali BuRuhaima, chief officer asset development zoning authority, Dubai Technology and Media Free zone (TECOM), said: “Dubai Pearl is a prime location and will be one of the most ground-breaking developments in the region. While catering to corporate entities as well as residential and hospitality sectors, it will complement the overall offering of the Tecom clusters.”
Expected to be completed by December 2010, Pearl Dubai will have a built-up area of more than 15 million square feet, combining a business district with easy access to commercial and residential areas such as Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and the Palm Jumeirah.
The residential component of the project will include sky palaces with private pools and gardens, sky penthouses, apartments and condominiums.
The new project will also feature tower and boutique offices as well as multiple hotel brands.
HSSG to handle all works at Pearl Dubai