Maccaferri’s Paramesh System is growing worldwide. 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.
We are very proud to present to you the completion of our new Paramesh System in Dubai World Central, currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Over an area of 145 square kilometers, DWC represents a self-sustained ecosystem that seamlessly integrates its global trade, business, logistics and aviation hub with a smart and sustainable urban city development.
Aramex, one of the region’s most important hubs for transportation and logistics, decided to expand their new facilities at Dubai Logistics City. Our colleagues at Maccaferri Middle East were subcontracted for the 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, ParaMesh (Terramesh with primary Paralink soil reinforcement) system was chosen as it provides unrivalled advantages to this project in the outskirts of the city, with heavy imposed loading conditions.
Typically, ParaMesh is a composite soil reinforcement system with different types of soil reinforcement used. Maccaferri products used in this project are:
1. Terramesh system, which forms the facing elements with the aesthetic features of the gabions.
2. ParaLink 200 & 100, a high strength polyester geogrid (primary reinforcement) with a 2 meter vertical spacing.
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 and is 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.