52 stations (32 on red line 52.1 kilometers and 20 on green line 22.5 kilometers)
LOCATION : Dubai, UAE
SERVICE : Case Management Consultancy
VALUE : USD 7.6 billion
SIZE : 74.6 km of rail
CLIENT : JTMJV
TYPE : Rail
In May 2005 a design and build contract was awarded to the Dubai Rail Link (DURL) consortium composed of the Japanese companies Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Obayashi Corporation, Kajima Corporation and Turkish firm Yapı Merkezi.
A $3.39m billion contract was awarded in 2005 to build the metro’s red line and a $1.11 billion contract to build the green line in 2006.
According to Kingston estimates the cost of the project increased by 75% to around $7.6 billion.
It was probably the biggest claim for a civil works contract ever seen in Dubai, possibly the world. If the claim proceeded to the courts it would be one of the most significant cases in world’s construction history.
Kingston led a team of quantity surveyors, acting on behalf of the consortium in order to manage the variations and claims, supporting the consortiums’ legal team in concluding the claim which was settled amicably.