Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Shams Abu Dhabi project awarded to Athena

The Shams Abu Dhabi Marina project has been awarded to a Greek Contractor, Athena SA, by Sorouh Real Estate. The Project, worth Dh63million, involves construction of two sea walls and a marina, along the boundaries of the island on Shams Abu Dhabi, which is one of the flagship projects of Sorouh Real Estate on the Reem Island.

The initial seawall will be made of concrete blocks with reinforced rock fills, which spreads over two kilometers of island along the east and north coasts of Shams Abu Dhabi. The second wall will be on the east coast surrounding the Shams Marina.

Shams Abu Dhabi, located in Reem island, about 300mts across the north-east coast of the city of Abu Dhabi, covering an area of more than 1.560 million Sq.mts., which is, approximately 25 percent of Reem Island.

The overall project will consist of 80 percent residential projects and 20 percent meant for recreational and commercial use. On the whole, Shams Abu Dhabi can be inhabited by about 70,000 people, with first phase due for completion by 2009 and the entire project will be delivered by 2011.

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