A strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai
Dubai World Central (DWC) is a master-planned city around the Al Maktoum International Airport, the largest airport in the world when complete.
Covering an area of approximately 145 square kilometers, DWC represents a self-sustained ecosystem that seamlessly integrates this global trade, business, logistics and aviation hub with a smart and sustainable urban city development.
Aramex decided to expand their new facilities at Dubai Logistics City, one of the region’s most important hubs for transportation and logistics to be able to maintain their leadership position in the Region.
Maccaferri was subcontracted for design, supply and construction supervision assistance of the 9m high and 480 meter long retaining wall. From the wide range of retaining wall solutions offered by Maccaferri, the ParaMesh (Terramesh with primary Paralink soil reinforcement) system was chosen as it provides unrivalled advantages on this project in the outskirts of the city and with heavy imposed loading conditions.
Typically, ParaMesh is a composite soil reinforcement system with different types of soil reinforcement used.
Maccaferri Products used:
1. Terramesh system, a double twisted steel wire mesh unit wtih integral geogrid mesh ‘tail’, which forms the facia elements with the aesthetics of gabion but also with the reassurance of a secondary soil reinforcement to prevent sloughing failure of wall face.
2. ParaLink 200 & 100, a high strength polyester geogrid (Primary reinforcement) with a 2 meter vertical spacing.
Dubai World Central is the development currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It will be an economic zone to support a number of activities including logistics, aviation, commercial, exhibition, humanitarian, residential and other related businesses around Al Maktoum International Airport with a planned annual capacity of 12 million tonnes of cargo and 160 million passengers.
The construction area is almost two times the size of Hong Kong Island and the location is estimated to be the future home of 900,000 people.
The Dubai World Central combined with the Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to draw additional tourism to the Middle East, designed to handle 20 million visitors a year by 2020. In fact the city will be home to World Expo 2020.
The development has been designed on the basis of three key factors: Dubai’s geographic location, increasing importance of airports in the Middle East region, and the region’s booming aviation sector.
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