After a slow down period of about two years caused by the economic recession that kept the country from being able to maintain regular progress payments, the “R881 Comprehensive Improvements of the Parallel Roads” project for construction of a highway section (Lots 2C and 3A) in the city of Dubai resumed full production activity during 2012, also due to approval of some claims for Lot 2C 40 million of AED) and because of further advancements for lot 3A.
The project primarily consists of the construction of 30 bridges, new road pavement for more than 200,000 square meters, and repositioning of a large number of ancillary services.
All structures and roads were opened to traffic in December 2013. The “Taking Over Certificate” for Lot 3A was issued on April 15, 2014, while the progress percentage of Lot 2C as of June 30, 2015 was 99.7%.
Abu Dhabi Highway Lot B – Dubai
On December 20, 2013, Salini Impregilo was awarded Lot B of the new Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway in the United Arab Emirates. The work was commissioned by the Abu Dhabi General Services (the so-called “Musanada”) and is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country as part of the innovative “Plan Abu Dhabi 2030”. The contract awarded to a consortium consisting of Salini Impregilo S.p.A. and the local builder Tristar Engineering & Construction (TE&C) involves the construction of a total of 28 km of the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, to be completed in 27 months. Work on Lot B of the project is valued at approximately 840 million United Arab Emirates Dirhams (AED). As at June 30, 2015 the percentage of works completion was 54.2%.