icubed consulting and Wagner’s Composite Fibre Technologies (CFT) recently completed the detailed design and documentation of the first large scale fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) boardwalk to be installed in the United Arab Emirates. The site is located on Al Jubail Island, Abu Dhabi and will become a hub for over 5,000 residents in the future.
The 2km boardwalk will be made out of FRP sections manufactured by Wagners CFT in Toowoomba.
The first of 1500 FRP piles was installed successfully in late June with the project now well underway. Some key features of the project included a multi-storey viewing tower constructed using FRP sections and educational nodes including floating pontoons and multiple viewing and rest areas. icubed were also responsible for the detailed design and report preparation of the driven pile system and elevated walkways. The detailed design component of the project was active in our office for two months with multiple engineers working on the computer modelling, calculations package and following international standards. Great job Ettienne and Enes!
The overall town centre will feature apartments, an office park, office villas, and a hotel. Facilities will include F&B outlets, a beach club, a business centre, a sports centre, schools, supermarkets, nurseries, a community club, specialised clinics and other commercial establishments. The project will also see the planting of new mangrove forests and add over 10 kilometres of canals and other new marine habitat that will be home to migratory birds, fish populations, sea turtles, and gazelles.