Master developer Nakheel on Tuesday awarded a contract worth more than AED23.7 million ($6.5 million) for piling work at its iconic PALM360 luxury hotel and residential project on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.
The company has named the Dubai branch of BAUER Spezialtiefbau, headquartered in Germany, for the work on the 260-metre tall project, which will take four months to complete.
The contract was marked at Expo Real in Munich, where Nakheel is currently showcasing AED58 billion worth of projects, including PALM360.
The process will involve driving almost 600 piles as far as 54 metres below ground in preparation for the construction of PALM360 which will be the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah.
The construction tender is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2019, with project completion in 2021.
PALM360 comprises the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences PALM360. The project will also boast the world’s largest sky pool, connecting the two towers 170 metres above ground, as well as a host of dining, leisure and wellbeing facilities.
Complementing 125 Raffles hotel rooms are 331 Raffles-branded residences, including 16 ultra-plush penthouses spanning up to 12,000 sq ft. Each penthouse has its own infinity pool, gym, home theatre and 360 degree views of Dubai.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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