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Sand arcing work


Sand arcing work is now being wound up by dredging contractor Royal Haskoning to complete the beaches on the Palm Jumeira, the extraordinary 5km diameter artificial island being created in the shape of a palm tree by the coast in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The dredger and Dutch firm Van Oord are also building two further islands, the Palm Jebel Ali and the World Island group of 260 mini-islands forming an Atlas outline. To prepare the ground for developer Nakheel, Keller is getting into full stride on a £8.2M ground improvement contract Up to 10 rigs are at work vibrocompacting the newly placed sand to a depth of 11m maximum to even-out and increase bearing capacity for later building. Nakheel is building villas and apartments on the islands and will sell space for leisure developments and retail complexes.

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