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Nation Towers – Abu Dhabi

Destined to become a prominent landmark, incorporating unique design and up-to-the minute technology, Nation Towers is an astonishing addition to the Abu Dhabi skyline and is predicted to set new standards of luxury by providing a 50 floor, 283 room five star deluxe hotel and offices plus luxury apartment blocks in a single package.

Located on Abu Dhabi’s Corniche in close proximity to Emirates Palace, Nation Towers comprises two towers that have world-class facilities, including office space, retail area, recreational amenities, beach club and plenty of parking for residents and visitors. In actual fact, the project will provide over 300,000m2 of prestigious waterfront residential, hospitality and commercial property with a panoramic views of the Gulf and the Abu Dhabi skyline.

An even more spectacular vista can be enjoyed from the sky bridge/suite, which connects the residential and hotel tower.

The Dream Team

The developer, International Capital Trading LLC (ICT), awarded the construction contract for the Nation Towers project to a joint venture between Dubai-based Arabtec Construction and Abu Dhabi-based National Projects and Construction. The construction of Nation Towers is progressing at a mind-numbing pace too.

The entire construction is set to be completed within 30 months from the date of first breaking ground – an incredible feat.

The advanced works and enabling works were awarded to Bauer International, Abu Dhabi, a branch of BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, Germany. The advanced works consisted of site hoarding, signboards, site offices, truck washing machines, diversion of services crossing the site such as water, sewerage, irrigation, power, removal of trees and landscaping, removal of existing structures such as irrigation pumps and substructures.

The enabling works consisted of the construction of a secant pile wall with tieback anchors, excavation up to -11.50 metres below NGL, a dewatering system to maintain a dry platform to 1.5 metres below the formation level, and 1266 bored cast-in-situ piles of different diameters, 600 mm, 900 mm, 1200mm, 1500 mm, and 2000mm with a pile depth ranging from 15 metres to 45 meters.

The project started in June 2007; the shoring works, excavation and dewatering was completed by December 2007.

The piling works and testing completed

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