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Nakheel 1km high Dubai tower gets technology provider

Dubai-based property developer Nakheel has picked BIW Technologies to support the design and construction of the 1km high mixed-use Nakheel Tower in Dubai.

BIW Technologies will provide software-as-a-service applications to develop and build what could become the world's tallest building.

The Islamic design-inspired Nakheel Tower will have more than 200 floors and approximately 150 lifts. Plans also include 3,500 hotel rooms, 950,000 m2 of commercial and retail space, and the world's only inner city harbour.

The tower, which will be over a kilometre high, is at the heart of a 10-year development in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai. Included in the development would be another 40 towers, ranging in height from 20 floors to 90 floors, over a site of 270 ha.

Exact figures on how high or how expensive the tower would be have not yet been released but it is expected the tower would rise above the emirate's own Burj Dubai, which is said to be current holder of the "world's tallest building" position.

Nakheel chief executive officer Chris O'Donnell said: "Working on such huge and demanding developments requires efficient collaboration among multiple teams and organizations.

“We selected the BIW system for its ability to manage complex collaboration and reporting requirements at Nakheel and with our project teams."