Van Oord completes The World

Dredging and marine contractor Van Oord has completed the prestigious land reclamation project The World in the emirate of Dubai. The World is a group of 300 artificial islands four km off the coast of Dubai that have been shaped in the form of the continents. The project covers a surface area of 9 x 7 km and was completed in the record time of little more than four years. The islands can now provide the setting for hotels, apartments and villas. This is the next immense project, visible from space.