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Van Oord Wins Dubai Contract

Van Oord will continue work on the Deira Island, in Dubai. Van Oord constructed the islands between 2005 and 2008, and now will work building a 23.5-km (14.6-mile) coastline and breakwaters.

The two-year, EUR 100 million contract ($110 million USD) includes 8.5 km of beaches, 3.5 km of quay walls and 9.5 km of rock revetments at two of the four Deira Islands. The breakwaters totaling 2 km will protect the newly created basin and beachfront. Van Oord will use two cutter suction dredges for the job.

The developer has worked with Van Oord previously on waterfront projects, including Palm Jumeriah and The World, which added 300 km to Dubai’s coastline.

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