Nakheel begins reclamation of Mina Rashid

Project Updates – July 18, 2008

Trade Arabia News Service reports that Nakheel, the developer based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has begun reclamation work for the US$599 million Mina Rashid project.

The work include the construction of a breakwater and shore protection. A total of approximately 86 million cubic metres of sand will be dredged, reclaiming 540 hectares of new land.

Nakheel design and planning managing director Abdulrahman Kalantar made a call on his mobile phone to Seaway, a Boskalis trailer suction hopper dredger vessel, to initiate the reclamation work.

Representatives from joint venture Dredging International – Boskalis Westminster Middle East, who are responsible for the reclamation, were also present.