Face to Face: Kevin Morgan, Crystal Lagoons’ CEO25 August, 2014 / News
Dubai already has the tallest building, the Burj Khalifa; the biggest shopping mall (Dubai Mall); biggest manmade island (Palm Islands); tallest residential tower (Princess Tower); and the JW Marriott Marquis is the world’s tallest hotel.
The list of world records in the Emirate goes on and on. And by 2018, among no doubt a plethora of others, it will be able to boast at least one more in the shape of the largest manmade lagoon.
Crystal Lagoons has already flooded the pilot lagoon, which encompasses a 1.4ha site within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District One residential community. It covers a surface area of 14km2 with a depth of 2.45m and a perimeter length of 578m. Once fully complete through a series of interconnecting lagoons in 2018, it will cover 40km2, almost four times bigger than the world’s largest existing lagoon in Egypt’s Sharm El Sheikh.
Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons’ technology applications range widely from its recreational business, which brings the dream of idyllic beach life to any corner of the world, to its industrial variations in closed-circuit cooling, water desalination and applications for the mining industry. The technology was pioneered by Fernando Fischmann, the founder and chairman of Crystal Lagoons Corporation. A trained biochemist, Fischmann patented the technology and founded Crystal Lagoons Corporation in 2007. In less than three years since its formation, Crystal Lagoons Corporation has seen exponential growth and is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries, including Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Singapore, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and United States.