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DWC contracts worth $1.6bn

Tenders worth $1.6bn have been awarded for work on the Jebel Ali airport since the project's launch.

Dubai has awarded Dh6 bn worth of tenders for work on Dubai World Central since the project’s 2005 launch, according to Gulf News today.

Design and construction contracts in the first phase include work on the Dubai World Central International Airport, and key zones including Logistics City, Residential City and Aviation City.

DWC is under development over 140 square kilometres in Jebel Ali and is set to become the world’s biggest airport with an estimated value of Dh120 billion. The first of six runways is scheduled to be operational in October this year.

Tenders have been awarded for activities including radars, fuel farms, utilities and power stations, a DWC spokesperson told Gulf News.

Naboudah Contracting is working on three major contracts for work on runways, airfields and roads, worth more than Dh2.6 billion. Kharafi National is working on the Logistics City headquarters building and office park.

A joint venture of Arabtec and Max Bogl has been contracted for the cargo terminal building, passenger terminal and air traffic control tower in a deal worth Dh519 million.

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