UAE Focus

Dubai awards Shindagha Corridor consultancy deal

November 2015

Parsons, a leading US-based engineering and construction group, has been awarded a consultancy services contract for the improvement of the Shindagha Corridor in Dubai.

The deal, awarded by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will see Parsons deliver services that will include the preliminary concept study, preliminary design, final design, tender documentation, and construction supervision.

The Shindagha Corridor improvement project consists of a new bridge – connecting Bur Dubai to Deira – that will serve as a gateway to Dubai, as well as an evaluation of an existing tunnel under the waterway, nearly 10 km of a new 12-lane expressway, multiple major interchanges, and various local roadway improvements throughout the historic district of Dubai.

On the project win, Gary Adams, Parsons Middle East Africa (MEA) president, said: “We look forward to working on the Shindagha Corridor. It is Dubai’s largest new road and bridge project, and the historical richness of the area only adds to its significance for our customer.

“It is right in the heart of Dubai, a location that stands as a vibrant testimonial of the emirate’s development into a global commercial hub.”

Parsons has been working in the MEA region for more than 60 years and has offices in the UAE, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Its portfolio of ongoing projects in the region includes major highways, bridges, rail and transit, airports, ports, water infrastructure apart from hospitals, public schools, universities, mosques, and other public buildings.

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