Mammoet has successfully completed its role in the construction of Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel.
Developed by Meraas, Ain Dubai sits on Bluewaters in the heart of Dubai and, once operational, it will provide residents and visitors extensive views of the iconic city of Dubai and its shoreline.
In 2014 Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the main contractor on the project, awarded Mammoet the heavy lifting contract to install the key structural elements of the wheel.
They proposed installing the largest elements, the legs and spindle, directly from the barge they arrived on onto foundations with two of their super heavy lift cranes.
This eliminated the need for temporary storage, multiple barge transports and working at extreme heights.
“Having been involved in the construction of many of the UAE’s iconic landmarks, such as Burj Al Arab and its expansion, Dubai Metro, Dubai Mall, and the luxury Five hotel on Palm Jumeirah island, we are pleased to add another one to our successes in the Middle East.
“Working on Ain Dubai alongside our valuable client HDEC is an honour and a privilege.
“Engineering capabilities, operational excellence and the remarkable cooperation of the entire project team ensured that the…