There are millions of large construction projects happening all over the world. These projects are massive and they are taking a number of years to complete. These construction projects are also very expensive and time consuming. Some of these projects are set to be record breaking and will gain the admiration of people from all around the world. These are the five largest construction projects of the world.
Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai
This airport is like none other in the world. The roof is dome shaped and the airport is over 21 square miles. A person can spend the day just trying to find their terminal. This airport is not yet complete. If things go according to schedule the airport should be open for public use by 2018. This facility is looking to hold a 200 wide body aircraft at one time. The current airport is in operation and this part is just the expansion. This project is expected to cost around $32 billion dollars by the time that it is completed. This airport has many features that a guest would find to be luxurious. There will be upscale dining facilities as well as a sitting area where a person can wait for their flight.
Jubail II, Saudi Arabia
This is one of the biggest industrial if not the biggest city industrial project in the world. Construction started in 2014 and so fat $11 billion has been spent on this project. Once this project is finished there are many structures that will be built. Currently there are 100 industrial plants under construction as well as 800,000 cubic meters that are being used to make a desalination plant. There are also going to be several miles of railroad tracks and a highway that will go through the area. In addition to all of this an oil refinery is being constructed. This refinery will be able to make at least 350,000 barrels of oil a day if not more. This project is said to be completed in its entirety by 2024. There are several aspects that are almost neat completion but due to the size this project will take some time to complete.
This is one of the biggest entertainment projects to ever be worked on. When this project is completed it is estimated that three Walt Disney Worlds will be able to fit into Dubailand. The park is going to be over 278 square kilometers and is going to have six areas. There will be theme parks with rides as well as a sports venue. There will be a section that will be dedicated to eco tourism. There will also be health facilities as well as a number of different science attractions. Included in this complex is a hotel that is scheduled to be the largest hotel in the world. This hotel is going to have 6,500 guests’ rooms as well as a mall that is 10 million square feet. The complex is on schedule to be completed by the year 2025. It is going to cost $54 billion to make the largest entertainment complex. This will be something that is well worth visiting when it is opened to the public.
Sellafield Nuclear Site, England
There are over 700 acres that are set aside for this nuclear furl reprocessing facility. It is estimated that the cost for this project are gong to exceed $15 billion. The company that is building this facility is Magnox which is the main nuclear fuel provider for the United Kingdom. The site is not too well received by the public but the company is taking steps to make things safe. This is still one of the biggest construction projects in the world.
Great Man Made River Project, Libya
This project has been in the works since 1985. This is one of the largest construction and irrigation projects that is taking place in the world. When this project is finally completed it will allow 350,000 acres of arable land access to water through the irrigation systems. This will allow many of the urban areas in the country of Libya access to water that is safe for drinking. The water is going to use the underground Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System for the source of water. There is still a lot to do on this construction project. It is not schedule for completion until the year 2030.
These are the five biggest construction projects that are being developed in the world. These projects cost in the billions of dollars to complete. They are not being constructed quickly either. These projects are taking decades to finish. When these construction projects are completed they will be some of the biggest projects in the history of construction in the world. Some of them will be the most expensive projects as well.