Sabah Al-Ahmad Sea, Kuwait – A polyurea coating will protect a series of pontoons and floating structures supporting a new floating city overlooking the Persian Gulf in Kuwait.
Concrete structures and a nuclei made from expanded polystyrene will buoy up the new 100,000 inhabitant city. The undersides of the floating structures will be protected with a layer of polyurea.
Italian company, the Ingemar Group won the contract for the project to create the city’s base along 200km of used coastline out of a system of canals and lagoons excavated out of the desert.
The project for the city, located 85km south of Kuwait, began in 2003 and was scheduled to be built in 10 stages.
It will include 6km of floating pontoons and fingers anchored by 300 pilings as well as mooring space for more than 400 yachts.
A series of submerged conduits under the concrete, with inspection manholes for pipes and junctions, will carry pipelines for fire prevention and sprinkler systems.