Dutco Balfour Beatty gets Dubai Marina boat berths

Dutco Balfour Beatty gets Dubai Marina boat berths

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By  Colin Foreman Published  August 7, 2004

Emaar Properties has announced that Dutco Balfour Beatty will construct 98 pontoons, service pedestals and gangway bridges at the company’s 5 million m2 Dubai Marina, the region’s premier waterfront lifestyle development. Construction has begun and within four months all berthing elements will be in place along the Dubai Marina waterfront, which features three modern marinas. Two floating marinas are positioned on either end of the 3.5 km canal precinct with the third and largest being built adjacent to the luxurious Dubai Marina Yacht Club which is due for completion next year. The innovative marina development houses luxury residential and leisure facilities covering over 200 acres of land across 10 districts. The first phase of development measuring more than 270 000 m2 consists of six high-rise towers featuring nearly 1100 waterfront apartments and luxury villas. “We are very impressed with the professionalism shown by Dutco’s team, and are confident that the marina’s waterfront facilities will be in good hands,” said Essam Galadari, Executive Director for Projects, Emaar Properties. “The Dubai Marina has attracted residents from all over the world who have experienced quality marina leisure. I am confident the international standard waterfront facilities at Dubai Marina will extend them the same pleasure,” Galadari added. Owners of vessels including smaller sailing craft are already booking berths on the Eastern Marina, opening later this year as the surge in boating activity through Dubai has led to a pent up demand for marina space. The whole Dubai Marina complex is being further transformed this summer with the unveiling of Marina Walk, an exclusive boulevard which features fine dining restaurants, coffee shops and retail outlets. The Marina management will include professional service from qualified staff including boat berthing, security, medical assistance and complimentary valet topside cleaning. Other services available from Dubai Marina include a number of specialist boat brokers dealing with Europe’s top brands, a well stocked ships chandlery, yacht charter services and a comprehensive repair yard with travel lift. “No matter which tower you live in, soothing views of the marina are always within sight,” Galadari added. “Apartments have been designed to allow water views from almost every part of this development. The sense of privacy and charm is overwhelming, and despite the feeling of being ‘far away from the madding crowd’, it is still within easy reach of city life.” Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC was established in 1984 and has completed a number of prestigious projects in and around Dubai.

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