Dubai Metro development boosted by Green Line contracts

16/12/2009 - Dubai Investment News
Dubai Metro development boosted by Green Line contracts

Posted by Neil King

The Dubai Metro infrastructure has been boosted by the agreement of new contracts to fit out 11 Green Line stations.

Depa Limited, one of the world's leading interior contracting companies, has announced that its joint venture Lindner Depa Interiors has been awarded a second Dubai Metro contract worth AED245million.

The work, due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2010, will involve fitting out ceilings, wall claddings and glass works using materials and images that represent three of the themes of the Green Line stations: fire, water and heritage.

"It is an honour to be involved with the Green Line project and to continue our association with Dubai Metro, which is such a landmark infrastructure project," said Mohannad Sweid, chief executive officer of Depa.

The Green Line will have 23 stations in all and 25 driverless trains travelling at a maximum speed of 90 km per hour and serving the Bur Dubai and Deira areas.

Dubai Metro's expansive transport system has encouraged property investment in Dubai. The networks reach stretches across the emirate and links its main attractions and residential areas.