Al Lusaily Reservoir, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One challenge was pouring hundreds of columns with large mushroom-shaped column heads.

Data & Facts

  • Contractor

    Ghantoot Contracting

  • MEVA Systems 

    Wall formwork Mammut 350, Column heads: special designs, small series steel production

  • Formwork engineering 

    MEVA KHK Formwork Systems, Dubai, UAE

 

Al Lusaily Reservoir, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority has completed building the water reservoir at Al Lusaily. The reservoir has a capacity of 450 million litres of desalinated water to improve and extend the city’s fresh water supply.

For MEVA KHK, it proved yet another succesful large-scale water project. The engineering team provided Ghantoot Contracting with design and formwork inventory for the columns, tank and baffle walls. Very fast pours to heights above 5 m were achieved with the heavy-duty formwork system Mammut 350 and its 100 kN/m² load capacity.

Columns with special design

The next challenge was pouring hundreds of columns with large mushroom- shaped column heads. MEVA engineers developed, designed and produced special L-shape steels units in two heights to handle all the pours easily and fast. The solution proved cost-effective and contributed to a zero hitch workflow.