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Old January 31st, 2005, 10:25 AM   #101
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:14 AM   #102
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wow , i'm in shock !!!
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Old February 1st, 2005, 01:47 PM   #103
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It's alright, kony, just breathe in and out, this is Dubai - where anything can happen!
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I just cannot believe this!
everyday Dubai goes crazier! but in a good way
I still cannot believe this thing. It's a huge, colossal, giant project!
And the tower seems to be more than 500m+ to me!
I still cannot believe it, these guys are crazy! Where will they find the people? they have the money, but what about the supplies, all the concrete, metal, etc.
I'm still in shock!
btw, does anyone have a map of Dubai where I could understand where the towers are located, where there are towers planned, and where do people live?
It's just insane!
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Old February 1st, 2005, 07:43 PM   #105
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Check this http://www.gis.gov.ae/en/downloads/d...ds.asp?nPage=4

and especially this:
http://www.gis.gov.ae/en/downloads/%...20Projects.pdf

Sunny ;-)
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 12:43 PM   #106
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building the canal also means: bye bye jebel ali power station

it would have been removed anyway but that's a fantastic replacement
where all the power station stuff is right now we will soon have airport city and a canal

what a change

people living at the jebel ali end of dubai marina, like in kg tower will now have a nice surrounding.
Sorry to disappoint everyone, but this is wot appeared in todays papers...... the power plant in Jebel Ali WILL REMAIN!

Dewa will invest Dh20b to raise utility capacity

By Saifur Rahman, Staff Reporter
Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) will sign contracts worth Dh7 billion this year as part of its projected Dh20 billion investment to expand capacity by 2010, said its top official.

The new investment will increase Dewa's power generation capacity to 9,800 megawatts from the current 3,833, and desalinated water capacity to 110 million gallons per day (gpd) from the current level of 61.48 million.

Six international contractors and consortia have been shortlisted for the second phase of the L Station.

"We are currently evaluating their bids. By May or June we expect to announce the results," said Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive of Dewa.

"Our current year's expenditure also includes other projects, consultancy fees and related development expenditure." He signed three contracts yesterday with a combined value of Dh1.29 billion for capacity expansion projects.

The first contract, valued at Dh801 million, is for the construction, completion and commissioning of Phase II of the Aweer Power station (H Station) to produce an additional 400 megawatts of power, which will bring the total capacity to 1,000 megawatts.

The second contract, valued at Dh254 million, involves the construction, completion and commissioning of six substations of 132/11 kilovolts for new localities in Dubai.

The third contract involves the construction of three substations and the laying of cables at a cost of Dh241 million.

"In 40 years, we have invested Dh20 billion" to install the power and desalinated water production capacity.

"In 2004, power consumption grew by about 14 per cent compared to the previous year. We expect this to grow at an annual 15 to 18 per cent until 2012.

"Our Dh20 billion investment over the next five years is planned to cover all future power generation and water consumption needs until 2012," Al Tayer added.

He said the Jebel Ali Power Station will not be shifted despite heavy construction and planned developments taking place in that area.

Dewa also plans to join the national grid shortly, once the project is completed.

"We will have additional capacity, so we will not need electricity. However, we will be in a position to supply to others in case of need or emergency. The price is currently being worked out," he said.

Following the completion of a national power grid, all six GCC countries will form a single Gulf-wide grid. Implementation of the national grid is underway.
sorry to disappoint everyone, but this is what appeared in todays papers:




Sorry folks............. DEWA's MEGA power plant is going to stay put.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:08 PM   #107
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yep and will have to grow heaps over the next 20 years
cant see it every going away
Oh well its gottabe some where on the coast line
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:11 PM   #108
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well maybe i misunderstood and they will just remove the lines?
at least a friend told me it'll be removed, maybe not the whole plant,but the lines
who knows
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:14 PM   #109
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Guess burying the line would do some good
land scape around the industrial complex
few date palms and cafes it would blend right in to the rest of the developments
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 03:43 PM   #110
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Guess burying the line would do some good
land scape around the industrial complex
few date palms and cafes it would blend right in to the rest of the developments
the lines have to be above ground so that they r easy to maintain. Those r Dubai's main power lines and they r crucial.

Nothing can grw or lve irectly under those huge pylons, so I dont know what they will do. The voltages they carry are too high and its not suitable for life to be directly under them. hence the lack of landscaping in the area surrounding the plant. They cud just pave the area!
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 07:29 PM   #111
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Not only are the power lines/plant aesthetically unappealling, but there are serious health concerns. This power station's location should be one of the most important issues facing Dubai's overall development plans.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #112
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someone should check the nakheel sales center again for new models
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Old February 4th, 2005, 05:35 PM   #113
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Not only are the power lines/plant aesthetically unappealling, but there are serious health concerns. This power station's location should be one of the most important issues facing Dubai's overall development plans.

Well you cant have a city without power!
and everyone should know whats there when they buy.

dubai does have another powerstation in the desert btw, on the hatta road i think, in case there is a terrorist attack at jebal ali.
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Old February 4th, 2005, 07:05 PM   #114
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Have never seen any of the brochures of the towers next to the plant put a nice big render of the plant with smoke billowing and all!
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Old February 5th, 2005, 08:58 AM   #115
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Dubai to develop world’s largest waterfront project



Dubai is to build its most ambitious land reclamation plus waterfront development yet. It will be located along the last length of coastline that runs from Palm Jebel almost to the border of Abu Dhabi emirate.

“Contracts from the massive project are expected to stretch the construction sector, which already has a fairly heavy order book position,” says Fadi Chehabeddine, managing director of System Construct.

The 81 million m² Dubai Waterfront will have 10 zones and will incorporate Palm Jebel Ali as well as some 250 master planned communities — both onshore and offshore — including Al Burj, which developer Nakheel mysteriously says will be “one of the world’s tallest buildings”, without actually revealing the height.

Previously, Nakheel had planned ‘The Pinnacle’ (Issue 56) on the trunk of Palm Jumeirah as a possible contender for the world’s tallest title, but scrapped the plans apparently in favour of Al Burj, which will come up onshore on the Dubai Waterfront neck where the land joins the sea.

Onshore the project is at the mouth of the world’s longest man-made canal, the 75 km-long Arabian Canal, which will be excavated from near the Dubai Marina area. It will flow deep inland around the huge area earmarked for Jebel Ali International Airport and curve to enter the sea again at the outer end of Palm Jebel Ali. Dubai Waterfront forms the first phase of the larger Arabian Canal effort.

The delta forms the base from which Dubai Waterfront will extend several kilometers out into the sea, far beyond Palm Jebel Ali. The palm will form about a fifth of the massive reclaimed component of the project. The Dubai Waterfront took two years to plan and is bigger than Manhattan and Beirut in size.

The project will add some 600 km of roads (more than the distance between Dubai and Bahrain), including 370 km of internal canals and waterways (nine times the length of the canal network in Venice and five times of that in Amsterdam). It will involve 15 times the volume excavated for the construction of the original Suez Canal. Some 5 km² of coral reef will be created — comparable to 1000 football pitches — and an additional 850 km of new waterfront will be formed which is equivalent to 12 times the existing Dubai coastline (excluding Palm Jumeirah).

A team of consultants, architects, engineers and city planners has been assembled to develop the master plan, assess its feasibility, and structure the financing of the project’s development. Dubai Waterfront will be developed over the next five to ten years with primary infrastructure being completed within five years. It will be developed in stages over a number of years with each phase being independently viable, and there are plans to incorporate a free zone within the complex.

Projects will commence once the detailed design is completed; the first works relating to the construction of basic infrastructure will be announced shortly and bidding and tenders will be invited later. Work on the basic infrastructure is expected to start within the first half of this year. The basic infrastructure will have three main elements: expansion and extension of the waterfront; roads, electricity, water supply and sewage system; and preparing the site for development work.

Dubai’s most ambitious project yet aims to fill part of the projected demand for residential units and commercial space as well as providing a channel to
investors. Dubai Waterfront will provide accommodation for up to 750 000 persons.

The first phase of Dubai Waterfront will focus on Madinat Al Arab, an urban centre that will include Al Burj. Plans also include Hydropolis, the world’s first large scale undersea hotel. There are some 150-200 hotel plots, however these can be merged into larger resorts, with the actual number of hotels likely to be less.

The project was unveiled in Dubai by H.H. General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence. “The Dubai Waterfront centres around water, something we consider perpetually valuable and precious. It is an unprecedented advancement and a world-class addition to Dubai, and one that will create long-term growth and investment for the UAE and the wider region. We are inviting developers to benefit by being partners with Nakheel,” Sheikh Mohammed stated.

Nakheel has created Dubai Waterfront Company for the project. It will be the majority owner, offering 49% to select investors. It has also set up a Board of Investment, which will promote and facilitate investment in the project for those who wish to purchase equity in the company and plots. The company will introduce (for the first time in Dubai) a one-stop concept to integrate development permits and trade licensing; this means investors will be able to sell the land for capital gains. They will also get land in preferential locations at a discount to the price offered to the public.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman of Nakheel pointed out that although the Arabian Canal is an independent project, it will also be developed by Nakheel.
He said Dubai Waterfront Company will invest “billions of dollars” in bringing the land to a serviced level and will also invest funds for the master planning, marketing and feasibility assessment. Sales of plots will start later this year.
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huh?

did they move hydropolis over here?
so they didn't start construction because waterfront was not yet announced?

crazy!
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Seems like that...
but why did they put up those signs near tP Jumeirah, it makes no sense actually.
Or it was planned at Jumeirah first and then moved when plans of The Waterfront became serious..
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Or it was planned at Jumeirah first and then moved when plans of The Waterfront became serious..
Thats prolly the case.
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There are new pictures on the project's wesbite (www.thedubaiwaterfront.ae) from the project's launch ceremony. There are two nice pics of Al Burj's model with Mohamed Bin Rashid and Sultan Bin Sulayem in front of the huge thing. Can someone cap them because they're part of a flash movie?
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There are new pictures on the project's wesbite (www.thedubaiwaterfront.ae) from the project's launch ceremony. There are two nice pics of Al Burj's model with Mohamed Bin Rashid and Sultan Bin Sulayem in front of the huge thing. Can someone cap them because they're part of a flash movie?
check al burj thread
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