The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences
The project is located at the crescent of the palm Jumeirah as an extension of the existing Palm Atlantis Resort. The land is made up of reclaimed soil constructed by dredging of sea bed soil and hydraulically filling. The subsurface geological conditions are consistent with reclaimed depth of 13.45 to 21.22m underlain by the bedrock marked by the dominantly very weak, partially weathered Calcarenites/ Calcareous gritty Sandstones/Calcarenites followed by Calcirudites/ conglomerates with interbeds of calcisiltites/siltstones. The dewatering area is approximately 122,000 square meter with drawdown of 7m. The dewatering was carried out by installing 29 deeps wells in strategic locations and the wells were designed in such a way to reduce excessive abstraction of water from the recharge zone (Arabian Sea). The dewatering duration is for minimum of 3 years. Carbondale ME was able to achieve the required drawdown within the specified duration with no delay to construction works.