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Ain Dubai ... the largest elements were installed directly from the barge.

Ain Dubai ... the largest elements were installed directly from the barge.

Mammoet completes work on Ain Dubai

February 2020

Mammoet, a global market leader in engineered heavy lifting and transport, has successfully completed its role in the construction of Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel.

Developed by Meraas, Ain Dubai sits on Bluewaters, a manmade island in the heart of Dubai and once operational, it will provide residents and visitors extensive views of the iconic city of Dubai and its shoreline.

The world’s tallest observation wheel ... located on Bluewaters.

The world’s tallest observation wheel ... located on Bluewaters.

In 2014, Hyundai Engineering & Construction (HDEC), the main contractor on the project, awarded Mammoet the heavy lifting contract to install the key structural elements of the wheel. Being involved in the early phase of the project enabled Mammoet to present an installation method that delivered greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness.

It proposed installing the largest elements – the legs and spindle – directly from the barge they arrived on onto foundations with two of their super-heavy-lift cranes. This eliminated the need for temporary storage, multiple barge transports and working at extreme heights.

“Having been involved in the construction of many of the UAE’s iconic landmarks, such as Burj Al Arab and its expansion, Dubai Metro, Dubai Mall, and the luxury Five Palm Jumeirah hotel, we are pleased to add another one to our successes in the Middle East,” says Michel Bunnik, commercial director, Mammoet Middle East and Africa. “Working on Ain Dubai alongside our valuable client HDEC is an honour and a privilege. Engineering capabilities, operational excellence and the remarkable cooperation of the entire project team ensured that the project was delivered successfully and incident-free,” he says.

Bunnik says Mammoet is committed to supporting Dubai’s ambitions to strengthen its position as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. 




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