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Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) to provide construction supervision services for a US$1.9 billion South Shamkha infrastructure project in the UAE.
The project is for three of four lots covering 9.6km² of development which is a mega housing development. It is spread over 39km² which will provide new homes in 43 neighbourhoods. It is situated approximately 12km east of Abu Dhabi International Airport and around 50km from the city of Abu Dhabi. The project is due for completion in 2014.
Mott MacDonald will provide construction supervision for all infrastructure which includes 80km of road works, a 110km wastewater system and 90km of potable water networks, a power distribution system – that includes both primary and secondary substations ensuring constant electricity – a storm water drainage network and provision for a telecommunication network.
Mott MacDonald's project director Peter Hall said: "This is a significant project for the people of Abu Dhabi and will provide infrastructure for the housing of over 130,000 UAE nationals. The masterplan encompasses all aspects of a self sufficient community. An extensive public transportation system including a metro link will connect the development to the capital."