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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:30 AM   #121
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Enough flow?

I'm guessing that the flow is about 2 million cubic meters per day and evaporation along the entire canal is about 300,000 cubic meters per day. That means that 1.7 million cubic meters will be going out of the canal. The entire volume of the canal is approximately 50 million cubic meters. 50 divided by 1.7 = 29.4

I hope my math is way off or the canal will take 29.4 days to refresh. Is this right?
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They said the flood gates at the two extremes of the canal will serve to forcefully flush the canal, so there are some tricks they are planning to use, not just leave it all to mother nature.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #123
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yeah. When it comes to Dubai, and its construction, nature just can't keep up.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #124
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Test excavation begins on Dubai's Arabian Canal

Limitless has began test excavation of the Dhs40bn Arabian Canal in Dubai, to better understand the geology engineering contractors will face. The Canal will be 75km long once completed stretches from the Waterfront on the border of Abu Dhabi, goes behind the new international airport and then connects back with the coast at the Marina.

In some places contractors will have to excavate to a depth of 70m to keep the canal at sea level, which it runs throughout its route. The project will involve the excavation of one billion cubic metres of material

'Because of the scale of the operation and its depth we need a better understanding of the geology,' Ian Raine, head of the Arabian Canal project at Limitless, told delegates at the MEED Dubai Megaprojects conference. 'After 2m depth you get to very hard rock.'

Major construction work should be completed in three to five years, with all new residential developments, by which time it will house 1.5 million people, taking 10-15 years.

Contracts will be awarded this year, with a number of companies taking on the work. Although the canal runs through land owned by other developers, 14,000 hectares are owned by Limitless, where a new city will be built on the 'Inland Canal'.
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Old March 7th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #125
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Pictures.

We definately need a photographer around to take some pics of the earth moving beasts they talk about...

Someone ??? Plllleeeeaaaase ???



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Old March 7th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #126
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Not really, since the growth of Dubai is based on immigration, not on births. Therefore, it can grow infinitely fast, as long as people move there. All they need is places for people to live and work. And that's what they are building now. Why wouldn't it fill up?
You could also ask why would it fill up?I hope it does but shouldnt be taken for granted.Dubai goverment issued less work visas 2007 then in 2006,not a good sign.
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Old March 8th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #127
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Arabian Canal project plots available soon

Limitless will start selling plots of land surrounding its Arabian Canal project to third-party developers in the next three months.

Some of the land will be retained by Limitless for waterfront development.

"We've produced a basic design framework which will create consistency. We're not going to have designs that conflict with those of our subdevelopers," said Ian Raine, development manager for the project at Limitless.

Raine added that contracts for the major works of the Arabian Canal - estimated to cost US $11 billion (AED 40.3 billion) - are expected to be awarded by the middle of this year.

The local Bund Construction and South Korea's Samsung were awarded contracts for preliminary work in January.

Bund Construction is doing enabling and excavation work in the inland area of the project close to Jebel Ali, while Samsung is carrying out a pilot excavation study - estimated to be worth US $6.8 million - of the inland area.

The pilot study involves excavating to a depth of 40m on three sites, including one in Jumeirah Golf Estates and one in the island canal area.

Due to the scale of the project, the contract for the main construction will be divided into around 10 separate packages, added Raine.

"It is a very large project, there is no doubt about it. And the way we are dealing with it is to break it down into smaller, more manageable portions," he said.

The canal will be 75km when completed. It will flow inland from Dubai Waterfront, passing to the east of Dubai World Central, before heading back towards Palm Jumeirah.

The project hopes to attract a population of two million.

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Old March 8th, 2008, 06:27 PM   #128
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TO EARLY!!!!!

Dig the canal first, and then sell the plots ... who the hell knows what difficulties and utilitiy lines they might run into, that may force amendements to the route or the design of the canal.
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Old March 9th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #129
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thats what i was thinking to
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Old March 9th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #130
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Utility lines will be the least of their problems if they've got 70 m of rock to excavate. And I can't imagine they intend to have shear walls on either side of the canal which will mean even more excavation is required.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 08:10 PM   #131
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TO EARLY!!!!!

Dig the canal first, and then sell the plots ... who the hell knows what difficulties and utilitiy lines they might run into, that may force amendements to the route or the design of the canal.
Limitless just borrowed $1.2 billion for 2 years. Guess they need to pay off the loan by selling plots fast
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Old March 11th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #132
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that makes sense
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Old March 21st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #133
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Contractors in talks for Arabian Canal works
Published: 16 March 2008 08:59 GMT Author: Colin Foreman More by this Author Last Updated: 16 March 2008 09:34
Dubai-based Limitless is in talks with contractors for another pilot section of its $11bn Arabian Canal Project.
The talks follow the award of a trial section of the 80-kilometre-long waterway to South Korea's Samsung Corporation late last year, and a smaller site preparation contract to the local Bund Construction.

The new contract, together with the Samsung contract, is expected to serve as trial runs before tenders for the main excavation contracts are issued later this year. It is understood that about 12 companies have prequalified for the project (MEED 3:3:08).


Author: Colin Foreman. Senior Gulf Correspondent

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Old April 14th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #134
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Utility lines will be the least of their problems if they've got 70 m of rock to excavate. And I can't imagine they intend to have shear walls on either side of the canal which will mean even more excavation is required.

They must do that to bring the surface down to the sea level, as you can imagine inland area will be quite higher than the sea level.

You cannot keep the canal higher than the sea level, well you can but that means you'll need elevators for the yachts, which is not practical. In previous posts I saw someone saying canals are supposed to be higher than the sea... In a river the water flows down, but you cannot expect the water to flow up through an artificial canal...
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Old April 26th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #135
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Tenders for Dubai's Arabian Canal due in May
Published: 24 April 2008 14:11 GMT Author: Colin Foreman More by this Author Last Updated: 24 April 2008 18:58
Dubai-based Limitless plans to issue tenders for the main construction work on its $11bn Arabian Canal project in May.
The client is in the process of drawing up a shortlist for the tender. About 30 local and international companies have expressed interest in the project.

Limitless has also awarded a contract to a joint venture of Australia's Gulf Leighton and Van Oord of the Netherlands. The excavation contract covers a trial section of the canal, at the northern end of the inland section of the 80-kilometre-long waterway.

The award is the second trial section to be awarded. Late last year South Korea's Samsung Corporation was awarded a separate contract to test different excavation techniques. A smaller site preparation contract was also awarded to the local Bund Construction. Both contracts will serve as trial runs before tenders for the main excavation contracts are issued.

The excavation works are expected to take three years, and will involve moving about 1 billion cubic metres of material, at a rate of 1 million cubic metres a day. This will be used for landfill and landscaping on adjacent developments.

Contracts for associated works, such as marinas, will be awarded separately.

The canal will be constructed at sea level for its entire length to allow yachts to sail along it.

It will enter the Gulf at two points: one southwest of Palm Jebel Ali, as part of the Dubai Waterfront project; the other southwest of the Dubai Marina (MEED 16:3:08).

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Dubai sets 2012 deadline for canal

* Published: 09 May 2008 16:44 GMT
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Developers have been told the first water must be flowing through the $11bn Arabian Canal by 2012, just four years after excavation works for the 80 kilometre-long waterway are set to start.

Tenders for the excavation are due this month with an award expected over the summer. The client is in the process of selecting a shortlist for the tender and up to 14 companies are understood to have prequalified.

Because of the scale of the project, it is expected to be split into eight or nine separate packages. Four will be handled by local developer Limitless, up to three will be managed by Nakheel in the Dubai Waterfront Area, with the other two sections being excavated by Dubai Industrial City and the Roads & Transport Authority.

Limitless will be responsible for co-ordination between the different developers and the ultimate delivery of the canal.

The excavation works are expected to take three years, and will involve moving about 1 billion cubic metres of material, at a rate of 1 million cubic metres a day.

Australia's Gulf Leighton, in a joint venture with Van Oord of the Netherlands, is working on a trial section of the canal that is located at the northern end of the inland section of the waterway.

South Korea's Samsung Corporation is working on another trial section, also in Limitless' inland area.

Contracts for the project's associated works, such as marinas and access roads, will be awarded separately at a later date.

* Author: Colin Foreman. Senior Gulf Correspondent
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last update for Nakheel map include (Arabian Canal)

http://atm.nakheel.com/en/nakheel-to...ur-vision.html


One more time it's include the west marina ... iam really really tired to explain this ...


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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:25 PM   #138
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What a great way to bring life and development to what is now just desert in a rather unattractive area for new projects. Good to see that they realize thad Dubai can't just keep cluttering the waterfront, but needs to expand into its vast inland areas too.
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