BeSix unit bags AED394mn Dubai bridge infrastructure contract
Belhasa Six Construct, part of the Belgian Besix Group, has been appointed as the infrastructure contractor for the AED394mn Shindagha Bridge Project in Dubai.
The bridge is part of the ongoing AED5.03bn Shindagha Corridor Project, which will eventually extend 13km along Sheikh Rashid Street, Al Mina, Al Khaleej and Cairo Streets. The 295m bridge will rise 15.5m above the Dubai Creek, which allows the passage of various types of boats, and consists of six lanes in each direction in addition to a pedestrian crossing.
The bridges design features an architectural arch-shaped in the form of the mathematical symbol for infinity. The top of the infinity arch rises 42m, and approximately 2,400 tonnes of steel will be used in the construction of the bridge.
Pierre Sironval, managing director of Six Construct, said: It is truly an honour for us to be a part of the Shindagha Corridor Project, as Shindagha is one of the oldest areas of Dubai and was home to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai from 1912-1958. The Shindagha Bridge will be the third major bridge crossing over the creek, that we have successfully built in the UAE, and we are very proud as a company to be a part of shaping the history of Dubai and the UAE.
The Shindagha Bridge project is being developed under the third phase of the Shindagha Corridor Project, following the completion of the first two phases.
Works in Phase III includes the construction of the Corniche Street on Al Khaleej Street, improvements of the Falcon Junction and entry/exit points for Rashid Port. The total length of the bridge is 8.5km. The tunnels span 535m while surface roads extend 8km. The project, which involves the construction of 10 surface junctions, will be completed in 2022.