UDC Awards Contract to Gewan Island Marine Works to UrbaCon Trading, Promar Marine
United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari shareholding company and master developer of The Pearl Qatar and Gewan Islands, has tasked UrbaCon Trading and Contracting Company and Promar Marine Contracting Company with the execution of marine works at Gewan Island. The signing ceremony was held at the Oyster Building at The Pearl Qatar, in the presence of representatives from all parties.
President, CEO and Member of the Board of UDC, Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman, said that the total investment value in Gewan Island now amounts approximately to QAR3 billion.
The agreement with UrbaCon Trading and Promar Marine Contracting Company demonstrates that Gewan Island’s construction and development works are proceeding according to plans, to complete our latest flagship project by the expected 2022 deadline. We have initiated the preparation works for the construction of the Island, where the completion of the boardwalk wall will be in February 2020.’
Ramez Al Khayyat, Vice Chairman and Group CEO of UrbaCon Trading and Contracting Company said that working with UDC on the Gewan Island project is an exciting point of business for them.
We look forward to a fruitful partnership with UDC, where we will strive for the highest quality and success to accomplish this project.’
Meanwhile, Juliana Chamoun, Chairman and Managing Partner of Promar Marine Contracting Company said that being awarded a contract by UDC means a great deal to their business.
We are proud to be part of this development initiative that seeks out a fulfilling, positive and developed future.’
Urbacon Trading and Contracting Company is a Qatari-based international construction services company and grade one licensed builder, while Promar Marine Contracting Company is a leading marine works construction firm, founded in Lebanon. They have been in business since 1985 and has expanded towards the Gulf market since 2007. The two companies will undertake the design, manufacture, supply, delivery, construction, installation, erection, commissioning and testing of Gewan Island’s marine works package.
Marine works involve dredging, reclamation fill, and the provision and installation of core, armour, geotextile materials and concrete elements as well as supply and installation of selected fill and beach sand material.
Gewan Island is UDC’s latest real estate project next to The Pearl Qatar Island. It will cover an area of 400,000 square metres.
Once completed, the island will accommodate 3,500 residents and 3,000 daily visitors and will be home to 712 units, including 639 apartments, 41 waterfront villas (with 20 standalone villas), 26 beachfront villas, six island villas, in addition to 11,000-sqm of retail space and a number of multi-use buildings.
Gewan Island derived its name from the full-round, pink-tinted and perfectly shaped pearl from Qatar, and will support a mix of property types, catering to different accommodation and investment needs. The Island will offer residents a comprehensive living space, which will merge entertainment and retail outlets with smart technologies. It is expected to attract a warm, welcoming and youthful community seeking an urbane and vibrant lifestyle.
The Island will include a golf course, an airconditioned outdoor Crystal Walkway – which will be like the island’s spine, green parks and is expected to attract new brands to Doha. The island will also be home to entertainment facilities, a sports club and a mosque.
The island’s design also incorporates a number of sustainability features to reduce the use of vehicles and encourage walking and biking through dedicated paedestrian and cycling networks, in addition to roads connecting the island to the country’s public transportation network. The island is also designed to reduce urban heat by incorporating green roofs, shading, and reflective surfaces, where applicable.
For updates and more information about Gewan Island and UDC, visit udcqatar.com.