Kleindienst has signed Dh4.8 billion contracts to kick start construction work on “Heart of Europe” hotels and resorts.
According to Construction Week Online, Kleindienst Group has appointed the main contractors to develop facilities on the six offshore islands that make up the Heart of Europe project.
The project is a joint undertaking between Dubai-based JK Bauen and Chinese contracting companies Wuchang Ship Building Industry Group and Sino Great Wall International Engineering.
The “Heart of Europe” project aims to be completed by 2020 and will feature partially-submerged villas called “seahorse” villas and islands named after St. Petersburg, Germany and Europe.
Kleindienst CEO Josef Kleindienst said in a release: “From the Floating Seahorses to the hotels on Main Europe Island, the building quality greatly exceeds construction regulations in the Middle East with durable materials and superior technique."
Speaking exclusively to Hotelier Middle East in 2014, Kleindienst Group CEO Josef Kleindienst said: “The project that comes closest to our concept is the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, in that this is to be a combination of hotels, retail, entertainment and F&B.”
The project is to also feature an outdoor climate control system which will regulate the island’s wind speed, humidity and temperature. The developer claims the system will keep guests cool by spraying them with a fine mist of ‘rain and snow’.
The National reports that Wuchang and Sino Great Wall will be responsible for building most of the 14 hotel resorts proposed and around 2,000 villas.