Ithmaar Development Company (IDC), the Development Manager for Dilmunia at Bahrain announced awarding the early works package for the Dilmunia Grand Canal & Marina to NSCC International, an Abu Dhabi based contractor. The deal was signed in the presence of Mohammed Khalil Alsayed, CEO of IDC and Khalil N. Khouri, CEO of NSCC International along with representatives from IDC and NSCC International.
The contract for the early works package valued at US$4.5 million, commenced in mid-December 2018 and is targeted for completion in mid-March 2019. Jean- Claude Bejjani, the Project Director of Dilmunia stated that the awarded works in Dilmunia consist of soil improvement, soil levelling and contiguous pile works. The Grand Canal will cut through the entire stretch of Dilmunia in a semi-circular route, making it Bahrain’s largest man-made water body.
It will feature public promenades, geysers, water fountains, water walls, cascades, boardwalks and viewing decks. With a total length of 1.7 km, and a width spanning 15 to 35 meters throughout the Grand Canal, it will have seawater pumped in around the midpoint of the Canal with the water flowing via gravity in two opposing directions of the entire canal.
Dilmunia completed its Second Phase Infrastructure Works in December 2017, and awarded the Third and Final Phase of Infrastructure Works in early 2018, and with it ensuring the availability of all services to developers constructing on the Island and its first residents.