2013-10-01 14:39:18 - JGE features four world-class golf courses with different environmental themes –Fire, Earth, Water and Wind
[UAE, October 1, 2013] - Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) has announced that it has gained approval for a 120 Mega Watt (MW) power grid for Phase A of the development from the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). Seven-11KV substations under this grid are already supplying an aggregate of 12 MW to the Whispering Pines community of the luxury residential golf community arising along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road in Dubai. This puts JGE on track to fulfill its commitment of handing over the initial 160 villas of the Whispering Pines portion of Phase A’s ‘Earth’ zone in coming few days.
. Phase A of the development covers 13 residential communities of 1,100 villas adjacent to the 18-hole for each
Fire and Earth courses – designed by golfing legend Greg Norman. The Earth Course serves as the annual venue for the DP World and Tour to Dubai Championships.
JGE’s contractor has installed LV (Low Voltage) cables for Whispering Pines Villas and MV (Medium Voltage) cables for the entire Phase A grid at a total cost of over AED 130 million. Of this amount, more than AED 130 million was spent on laying the cables and installation of the substations at Whispering Pines and other infrastructure facilities. With the newly-built DEWA substations already supplying power to the Whispering Pines community, handover of the initial batch of villas from this community is set to commence shortly. Moreover, JGE revealed that villas in the Lime Tree Valley, Olive Point and Sienna Lakes communities will also be provided with electricity during same period and will also handover villas to their customers soon.
The Whispering Pines community includes 3 and 4-bedroom villas constructed from authentic Tuscan-inspired materials. Each European country-styled villa comes with two-car garages and an exterior swimming pool. Customized Poggenpohl kitchens with Miele appliances, smart home solutions and Bang & Olufsen audio-video equipment also come as standards. The entire community is lined with secluded gardens and various water features. Unlike other regular flat-landed property developments in the country, the villas of JGE are spread around and on hills - a first of its kind in the UAE.
“The approval of the DEWA facility marks a major milestone in Jumeirah Golf Estates’ evolution and affirms our ability to meet our commitments. We are well on our way to creating a unique golfing-themed community that further cements Dubai’s stature as an elite property hub. We would like to thank DEWA for cooperation and working closely with us to ensure the timely commissioning of the facility,” said Yousif Kazim, General Manager, Jumeirah Golf Estates.
JGE is the Master Developer for Phase A, which includes the Fireside, Flame Tree Ridge and Whispering Pines communities; the other communities are being built by JGE’s various sub-developers. It also offers plots in the Juniper Way and Wild flower districts. Seventy-five per cent of all properties front the golf courses, with the rest facing lakes and greenery.
Jumeirah Golf Estates is located between Green Community and Dubai Sports City off the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Its Fire zone includes Orange Lake, Fireside, Sienna Lakes, Sienna Views, Juniper Way, Valencia Grove and Flame Tree Ridge East and West residential communities, while the Earth zone comprises Sanctuary Falls, Whispering Pines, Wildflower, Olive Point, Lime Tree Valley, and The Sundials communities.