The $1.37billion Shindagha Corridor is a five-phase project currently being undertaken by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority. Aimed at improving various local roadways in the heart of the city, the development is expected to be completed in 2025.
The construction of a new underpass has now reached a critical stage, with a series of perimeter deep wells recently put in place to help tackle the presence of groundwater on site.
A number of Khansaheb Sykes engineers have assisted this process, recommending and installing a complex pumping arrangement to enable safe excavation. We also considered the need to remove groundwater pressure on the back side of a watertight cofferdam, providing greater stability for the shoring system.
Incredibly, we were also involved in the original Shindagha Tunnel Crossing 45 years ago – not long after establishing our business in the Middle East. On that occasion, our expertise was required to help build a passageway beneath Dubai Creek which connects the Al Ras, Deira and Al Shindagha neighbourhoods.
Our most recent assignment is a pertinent reminder of Khansaheb Sykes’ long-term contribution towards the development of the UAE, and this is something that we are confident will continue going forward.
As one of the first companies to actively assist the region’s infrastructural advancement, it is with great pride that we are still entrusted by the biggest organisations to provide advice and solutions whenever the need arises.