Mane Rail & Infrastructure Issue 9 - February 2018 - Page 12

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TOP 10 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AROUND THE WORLD

1- London Crossrail Project

Since the first underground station opened in 1863 London’s complex underground system has continues to grow. This massive project has extended the network of tunnels by 26 miles connecting 40 stations. The project is estimated to have cost around 16 billion pounds. The first new track will be in service later this year. The remaining tracks will be completed by 2020.

2 - Dubailand

This complex will make Disneyland look small, three times smaller to be more exact. Covering a massive 278 square kilometres in Dubai this £46 billion project will be made up of six parts. Theme parks, health facilities, science attractions, sports venues and finally the world’s largest hotel. The hotel will house 6,500 rooms and an impressive 10 million square foot mall. Parts of Dubailand opened in back in December 2016 with more to be opened in the near future. The complex is due to be fully opened by 2025.

3 - Great Man-Made River Project

In Libya a project is underway to irrigate more than 350,000 acres of arable land. The Great Man-Made River (GMR) project has been moving forward since 1985 and will significantly increase available drinking water in most of the countries urban cities. Using the underground Nubian Sandston Aquifer System the project is due to be completed in 2030.

4 - Al Maktoum Airport

Another billion pound construction project in Dubai is the Al Maktoum international Airport. Scheduled for completion this year the airport extends over 21 square miles. It is designed to handle 200 wide-range aircrafts at a time.

5 - Beijing Airport

This airport will eventually surpass Al Maktoum (no.4) in a number of aspects such as, cost to build, total square miles and plan capacity. The first phase was completed in 2008 with further expansion to be completed in 2025.

TOP 10 CONSTRUCTION

PROJECTS IN THE WORLD

1) London Crossrail Project

Since the first underground station opened in 1863, London’s complex underground system has continued to grow. This massive project has extended the network of tunnels by 26 miles connecting 40 stations. The project is estimated cost around £16 billion once completed. The first new track will be in service later this year while the remaining tracks will be completed by 2020.

2) Dubailand

This complex will make Disneyland look small - three-times smaller to be exact. Covering a massive 278 square kilometres in Dubai, this £46 billion project will be made up of six parts. Theme parks, health facilities, science attractions, sports venues and finally the world’s largest hotel. The hotel will house 6,500 rooms and an impressive 10 million sq ft mall. Parts of Dubailand opened back in December 2016 with more opening in the near future. The complex is due to be fully opened by 2025.

3) Great Man-Made River Project

In Libya, a project is underway to irrigate more than 350,000 acres of arable land. The Great Man-Made River (GMR) project has been moving forward since 1985 and will significantly increase available drinking water in most of the countries urban cities. Using the underground Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System the project is due to be completed in 2030.

4) Al Maktoum Airport

Another multi-billion pound construction project in Dubai is the Al Maktoum International Airport. Scheduled for completion this year, the airport extends over 21 square miles. It is designed to handle 200 wide-range aircrafts at a time.

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