Grading work on the fourth phase of Dubai World Central (DWC)- the 140-square kilometre, multi-phase urban land development centred around the Al Maktoum International Airport – has been completed at a cost of AED 46 million, enabling contractor access to a crucial component of the project – DWC Aviation City, reported the Emirates News Agency WAM.
The US$1.36 billion DWC Aviation City will be home to DWC’s executive jet terminal and the world’s largest MRO centre, with many operators ready to start construction on-site. Over 3.739 million cubic metres of earth was moved over four months for phase four. A total of 64.735 million cubic metres of earth has been moved over all four phases covering over 74.39 square kilometres since grading first commenced in January 2005.
“With the fourth phase of grading complete we can start to plan the allotment of land for DWC Aviation City tenants,” said Abdulla Al Falasi, DWC’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications. “This will enable DWC Aviation City operators to be operational by 2010-11,” he continued.
All four grading phases were carried out by Dubai-based Trident Transport Company. Phase 1 grading work included Dubai Logistics City (DLC) while phase 2 grading work was spread across areas earmarked for DWC.