Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation by Nakhell, a company owned by Dubai government in UAE. It is one of three islands called the Palm Islands which extend into the Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai's shoreline by a total of 520 km. (320 miles).
Through NorCiv Engineering we carried out detailed design and shop drawings.
The typical structure includes 29 m long guideway beams continuous over 5 spans. In marine sectors and some other locations special bridges with span lengths 60 m are required. These are designed with a prestressed supporting beam with variable depth, upon which the guideway beams are installed.
The two structures are then combined into a final composite sandwich structure by a cast-in-situ intermediate concrete pedestal.
Bored piles down into rock is supporting the monorail structure.
The design is made in Bangkok, but NCE provided staff in Dubai to coordinate the design with the Contractor on site.