The World Islands Breakwater is Complete

January 15th, 2008 | Tags: , , ,

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Dredging in progress

Nakheel, the UAE government owned developer announced this Thursday that they have finished work on the 17-mile long breakwater that will protect The World development.

The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands off the coast of Dubai. The final stone brought the total amount of stone laid up to 34 million tonnes. The Islands themselves are spread over an area 4.3 long by 5.6 miles wide.

The director of the project, Hamza Mustafa said the land reclamation required dredging 320 million cubic meters of sand from the sea bed and the creation of the breakwater.

The Dredging process

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The next phase of the project will be to hand over the individual Islands to developers for the construction and infrastructure to be built.

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