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Work began on Monday on the development of a man-made island in Dubai, 500 metres directly opposite the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex.
To be known as Bluewaters Island, the new development will house five star hotels and resorts, al fresco dining and entertainment zones, and residential apartments and villas. The focal point of the island city, which will cost $1.6 billion, will be a 688 foot (210 metres) high Ferris Wheel, which will be the largest in the world. The attraction will be named Dubai Eye, in line with London's London Eye, which is 135 metres high.
Reclamation work, which involves dredging sand from the bottom of the surrounding one hundred foot deep sea, began on Monday. The work is being carried out by Dutch company Van Oord which was involved in the development of Dubai's iconic Palm Jumeirah. Construction of groynes, revetments, soil compaction of the new island and the reclamation of sand bodies to support the infrastructure also form part of the project. A total of more than 8 million cubic metres of sand needs to be dredged and deposited and some 3 million tons of stone will be placed. Van Oord deploys 3 trailing suction hopper dredgers and a cutter suction dredger, as well as a variety of equipment for placing the stone. ...
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