WJ Groundwater is currently undertaking a large-scale sewage-overpumping project to facilitate the upgrading of existing substructures in Downtown Dubai. The excavations are taking place close to the famous Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
“2016 has been packed with important projects and events at WJ Groundwater’s Qatar base,” reported Overseas Director, Paul Turner.
Over the last six months projects have included:
VVIP Villa at the Pearl Qatar
As the name implies, The Villa was for a ‘Very Very Important Person’ in Doha. The sub contract work involves dewatering for an excavation close to the shoreline of the Arabian Sea. A small yet complex, ‘signature’ project successfully completed by WJ Groundwater for CRC.
WJ Groundwater is happy to announce that it is currently operating a sewage over pumping system in down town Dubai close to Burj Khalifa. The project is an important part of a series of upgrades for Emaar Properties EJS. WJ Groundwater provided Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC with two brand new diesel sewage pumps. Combined they have a pumping capacity of 600 l/s.
Several senior members of WJ Groundwater’s staff complement took part in an ‘effective leadership training course’. The sessions took place at the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) in Dubai and proved to be a rewarding, worthwhile and fun experience.
WJ Groundwater’s Paul Turner (Overseas Director) (front row – far right) attended the Spring 2016 Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Department of Civil Engineering. The board met at the AUD School of Engineering in Dubai on 22nd March (2016).
WJ Groundwater is currently working with Dutch Foundation to dewater a 2B+G+1+30 residential building in Doha, Qatar. The property is located in the Al Dafnah District, also known as the Diplomatic Area. The project consultant is LACASA (Qatar).
The WJ Groundwater team led by Noel Melendez (Project Manager) and Vijayakumar (Site Engineer) is deploying a number of deepwells that are supplemented by a level of trenching and sumping to control groundwater levels.
WJ Groundwater is now working with contractors, Ceinsa – JTC Joint Venture to dewater the construction site at the future Marina Yacht Club in Lusail City, Doha.
Work on the grand project’s design and build began in August 2014. As part of the complex flood prevention works already undertaken, a temporary earth bund has been constructed to allow temporary structures such as work site offices to remain in place. Meanwhile, the adjacent site will be flooded with diverted water in order to keep the construction site dry whilst building work is carried out.