53 billion dirhams.. the cost of the 10 largest projects under implementation in the UAE

Yousef Al Arabi (Abu Dhabi)

The total cost of the 10 largest projects under implementation in the United Arab Emirates amounted to about 53.14 billion dirhams, according to data from the BNC Network, which specializes in monitoring projects in the Middle East.
The data obtained by Al-Ittihad indicated that the time frame for the completion of the projects included in the list of the top 10 projects is between 2023-2028.
The list included the first and second phases of the Hassyan power generation project, package “D” of the second phase of the Etihad rail, the development of the Dalma acid gas field offshore, the underground oil storage depots in Fujairah and the Guggenheim Abu. Dhabi Museum project.
The list also includes a waste-to-energy treatment unit in the Warsan area in Dubai, the fourth phase of the Azizi Riviera project, the Umm Shaif field development, a project to produce ammonia based on green hydrogen, and finally including the North Baniyas residential. project.

Hassyan for power generation
The cost of the first and second phases of the Hassyan power generation project is 12.47 billion dirhams ($3.4 billion), which tops the list of the largest projects implemented in the country in terms of cost. The project implemented by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has been developed, is scheduled to be completed during the third quarter of 2023. The Hassyan project is one of the largest power plants in the GCC, the plant is designed to be “best in class” in terms of efficiency, thereby reducing fuel consumption and fuel gas emissions, and the plant meets the strictest environmental regulatory standards.
The project includes the conversion of a coal-fired power plant to a natural gas-fired power plant with a capacity of 2,400 MW in Saih Shuaib, and it will consist of four power units of 600 MW each.

union train
The cost of the second phase of the Etihad train package “D” is approximately 5.8 billion dirhams and is scheduled to be completed during the third quarter of next year.
The project includes the construction of package “D” of the Etihad Rail network – the second phase, which will extend from Sharjah to Fujairah for a distance of 145 kilometers, providing connection with the port of Fujairah and as a continuation of the second phase, package “C” from Dubai to Sharjah.

Delma field
The cost of developing the Delma offshore sour gas field is approximately 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion), and the project developed by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company “ADNOC” is likely to be completed during the last quarter of 2025 become to develop the Delma gas field in the shallow waters south of west of Abu Dhabi city.
The oil field is located west of the offshore lands of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and the development of the field is of strategic importance, and is expected to add 340 million cubic feet per day of gas production.

oil storage tanks
The cost of building underground oil storage depots in Fujairah is about 5.5 billion dirhams ($1.5 billion). The project, which is being developed by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), is expected to be completed during the last quarter of 2023. be completed.
The project includes the construction of the largest crude oil storage facility in the world in Fujairah. The total storage capacity of the gigantic strategic underground oil storage facility will be 42 million barrels of crude oil stored in three storage tanks, each with a capacity of 14 million barrels, deep below ground level.

  • Sculpture from the Guggenheim Museum Abu Dhabi (archive)

Guggenheim Museum
The cost of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum project is 5.14 billion dirhams ($1.4 billion). The project, which is being developed by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2025. become project includes the construction of a museum with an area of ​​41,800 square meters located in Abu Dhabi and includes 18,000 square meters of exhibition space and a theater. It has 350 seats, a research center, classrooms, a maintenance lab, a library, various food and beverage options, and a retail store. Located in the heart of the cultural district on Saadiyat Island, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi is the fruit of constructive collaboration between the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi and the Guggenheim R. Solomon Foundation. The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi reflects the vision of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which aims to consolidate its position as a leading cultural destination in the region and a center for artistic and cultural exchange.
The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi plays an important civic role through its vision, which aims to promote awareness and interest in international modern and contemporary art, and provide an important creative platform for artists from around the world.

North Baniyas Residential
The list included the North Baniyas residential project, which costs 3.2 billion dirhams and is scheduled to be completed during the third quarter of 2024. The project is part of the initiatives of the Abu Dhabi Development Accelerators Program “Ghadan 21”, and has approved the grant. of works for the first phase of the project to Modon Real Estate Company to build 1,365 houses for citizens.
The project consists of Phase 1A and Phase 1B and consists of 615 villas and 750 villas respectively.

Turn waste into energy
The list of the top 10 projects underway in the UAE included the Waste to Energy Unit project in the Warsan region.
The cost of the project amounted to 4.4 billion dirhams ($1.2 billion) and is scheduled to be completed during the last quarter of 2024. The project includes the construction of a waste-to-energy plant covering a total area of ​​400,000 square meters, which will treat a full capacity of 5,666 tons per day, with an annual capacity of 1.9 million tons.

Dear Rivera
The list included the fourth phase of the real estate project “Azizi Rivera”, costing 3.67 billion dirhams (one billion dollars), scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2026.
The project includes the construction of the fourth phase of Azizi Riviera, which will consist of 21 mid-rise residential buildings with a total of 5,061 units consisting of approximately 2,606 studios, 1,579 one-bedroom and 876 two-bedroom houses.

Umm Shaif Field Development
The list included the project for the first phase of the long-term development of Umm Al Shaif, at a cost of 3.67 billion dirhams, which is scheduled to be completed during the last quarter of 2025. The scope of work of the project includes two main groups, the first package is aimed at removing capacity constraints in Umm Al Shaif Offshore, while the second package includes many marine facilities, including three new wellhead towers.

Hydrogen production from ammonia
The list included a project to produce ammonia based on green hydrogen at a cost of 3.67 billion dirhams (one billion dollars), scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of 2028. The project includes the construction of a plant to produce green ammonia in the Khalifa Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi.
The plant, which will be developed in two phases, will be operated in the near future by a dedicated 800 MW solar plant within KIZAD with a capacity of 100 MW in the first phase. The station will use solar energy to break down water and split molecules into hydrogen and oxygen.

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