Abu Dhabi's NMDC wins Khalifa Port expansion contract

On completion, its total annual capacity will reach 5.6 million vessels

  
People walk past containers in Khalifa Port during its opening in Taweelah

People walk past containers in Khalifa Port during its opening in Taweelah

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Abu Dhabi's National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) said it has been awarded a Dh985.17 million ($268 million) contract for the expansion of Khalifa Port in the UAE capital. On completion, its total annual capacity will reach 5.6 million vessels.

The Khalifa Port’s free zone includes around 40 companies in different business segments, such as industrial and commercial businesses.

The expansion at Khalifa Port, one of the world’s fastest growing container, bulk cargo and roll-on roll-off vehicle transport ports, will add 1,000 m of quay wall to the port and deepen its main channel and basin to 18 m from the current 16 m. 

The new quay wall will add an additional 600,000 sq m for cargo handling, said the company in a statement.

In another development, The Abu Dhabi Ports had last week received Automated Rail Mounted Gantry Crane (ARMG) ship-to-shore quay cranes for deployment at Khalifa Port.

Shipped from Shanghai, the 10 state-of-the-art ARMG Cranes and four STS Cranes are the initial batches of equipment to be installed at Cosco Shipping Abu Dhabi Terminal, the second container terminal being built at Khalifa Port due for completion at the end of this year.-TradeArabia News Service

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