Arabian Business: Developer awards contract to start work on Sharjah's biggest project

30 January 2018

Arada says it has hired Jacobs Engineering Group to carry out infrastructure design of $6.5bn Aljada project

Arabian Business: 30 January 2018

Developer Arada has awarded the infrastructure design contract for Aljada, Sharjah’s largest ever mixed-use project, to professional services firm Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

The contract forms part of the overall AED1.2 billion infrastructure package for Aljada, which will see Jacobs managing all aspects of infrastructure delivery for the project, including roads, water, power and drainage, ensuring full integration with the overall masterplan.

Aljada, with a sales value of AED24 billion, was unveiled by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, in September. Since that date, he 24 million sq ft project has become Sharjah’s fastest-selling residential community.

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Arada, said: “This is a significant milestone for Aljada, as we continue to work towards breaking ground on this megaproject by the end of the first quarter. We are pleased to be partnering with Jacobs, a company with an excellent track record in delivering world-class projects around the world.”

Read the full article in Arabian Business.