Following the inauguration of the Rixos Palm Dubai on Saturday, AE Arma Elektropanç will turn its attention to completing the handover of 856 villas in Jumeirah Village, the Turkish firm’s business development manager said on Monday.
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, was on hand to inaugurate the Turkish-owned luxury hotel and spa, the first of Rixos Hotels’ investments in the UAE.
“We handed over the latest five-star hotel on Palm Island, the Rixos Palm Dubai, which was a big success. This is our second five-star hotel on the Palm Island, after the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel project,” Burak Kizilhan said in an interview with MEP Middle East.
“We are now planning to handover, by 2012, one of our other Dubai projects, which are the 856 villas in Jumeirah Village. The total construction area is 210,000m2 and the majority of the villas have been completed so far,” he added.
Furthermore, Kizilhan said that the Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Serviced Apartments, AE Arma-Elektropanç’s signature project, was on schedule to finish by 2013.
In addition, he said that AE Arma-Elektropanç had signed on for three major projects in Russia during the first quarter of 2012.
These projects include the White Garden Multifunction Office, a 105,000m2 closed area that will be one of the most luxurious offices in Moscow.
The MEP contractor will also work on the Moscow Aquapark, a 55,000m2 entertainment facility that will be one of the biggest in Russia.
The firm will also work on the St Petersberg – Pulkovo Airport, one of Europe’s largest airports, with a closed area of 208,000m2 and the ability to cater to around 10 million passengers annually.
“The total value of these projects is $81.6m,” Burak Kizilhan said, adding that the scheduled completion dates for these projects were all in 2013.