Cleaning out my old folder and since nobody has updated in a while (especially the Waterfront/Marina
thread), I might as well throw it in here:
Nakheel's New New Island Development
Dredging contractor Jan De Nul announced back in December 2006 that Nakheel had awarded them a new contract for a new island - called New Island!
It's to be reclaimed 50kms out into the Gulf in 20m deep water and is to be crescent shaped.
In order to be built, the island will require:
~ 3 dredging vessels
~ 1 stone dumping vessel
~ 1 positioning pontoon
~ 29 million m³ of sand
~ 3 million m³ of rock
~ US$115 million (422, 380,000 dirhams)
~ 27 months to complete
Work started on the project in December 2006 and, according to the JDN Press Release, the island's "primary function is to provide shelter for recreational vessels".
So far, the project isn't showing on the Nakheel website.