Update: Expo 2020 site works, theme districts progressing

Update: Expo 2020 site works, theme districts progressing
2,926 Expo contracts have been awarded so far.
Published: 14 February 2018 - 2:47 a.m.
By: Jumana Abdel-Razzaq

Mobility is one of the substations responsible for generating electricity for the Expo 2020 Dubai, along with Sustainability and Opportunity, which are currently under construction. 

All three substations, named after the three subthemes of the Expo, are being built at a total cost of $114m (AED420m).

UK-headquartered contractor, Laing O'Rourke, was awarded two construction contracts by Expo 2020 Dubai in January. 

The deals, which have a combined value of $182.4m (AED670m), will see the international contractor deliver Expo 2020 Dubai's Leadership and Media Pavilions, as well as its 'Hammerhead' road, plus landscaping elements. 

Laing O'Rourke will also provide associated mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services through the contracts.

Expo 2020 Dubai's Leadership Pavilion will host UAE leadership during the mega event.

Post 2020, plans for how the expo's site will be reused following the conclusion of the world’s fair were revealed in September 2017. 

Located in Dubai South, the District 2020 legacy megaproject will feature 135,000m2 of commercial space, 65,000m2 of residential space, 45,900m2 of parkland, and 10km of cycling tracks.

District 2020 will include 65,000 square metres of residential space and 135,000 square metres of commercial space of educational, cultural, and entertainment facilities, as well as a conference and exhibition centre.

Two of the Expo’s Official Premier Partners, Accenture and Siemens, have already committed to the legacy of Expo 2020, signing on District 2020.

Siemens will move its global logistics headquarters to the Expo site and Accenture will open a Digital Hub in District 2020.

The Sustainability Pavilion will become a children and science centre as part of the legacy project.

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