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The ‘Al Marjan' project is the very fist man-made island that is being built in Ras Al-Khaimah, the northernmost emirate and the seventh to join the UAE. The coral-shaped island, located at 27 km from the city centre of Ras Al-Khaimah will extend up to 2 km at sea and will be developed as an offshore destination for tourism, leisure and luxurious living, comprising waterfront homes, floating villas, hotels, resorts, sporting facilities, a marina, a water theme park and commercial areas.

The contract consists out of the dredging and reclamation of two offshore islands as well as the rock works and civil works for both islands. A minimum of 15,200,000 m³ of sand will be supplied by TSHD from a borrow area 3 to 5 km from the islands.

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To contain this sand supply a minimum of 3,400,000 ton of peripheral bunds in hearting material, including a geotextile filter cloth, is to be installed by dry earthmoving equipment.

Because the site is in very shallow water, first a middle class trailing suction hopper dredger, with Shallow draft, will be used to create an access channel, through which at a later stage two big-size TSHD can come in to continue sand supply. At the moment THSD “Pallieter” (5,400 m³) from MEDCO affiliated company Dredging International is deepening the access channel. Thanks to her special design and the minimal volume of process water required, the “green” and very modern “Pallieter” is most suitable for this job

With the starts of the Works on the 8 th of May 2007 and a contract duration of 650 days, works are expected to be finished in February 2009



Description Dredging and reclamation for the creation of a 5 million m 2 platform for high-end purpose island.
Scope Dredging works / Reclamation works
Volume Dredging & Reclamation 25,000,000m3 / Dry Reclamation 15,000,000m3
Period February 2006 -
Location ?????? – Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E
Copyright 2007© Middle East Dredging Company
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