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ADPC awards AED 1.04 billion (USD 285 m) infrastructure works contract to Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG)

06 October 2010

Abu Dhabi Ports Company is announcing the award of an AED 1.04 billion (USD 285 m) contract for Industrial Zone Infrastructure to Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) for its Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project.

The agreement is for the construction, fit-out, testing and commissioning of the civil and structural works for Industrial Zone Area ‘A’ primary Infrastructure (Central and South), the second and the third of the three construction packages that will provide the facilities for an industrial centre catering for a wide range of heavy, medium and light industries. Construction of the works will begin immediately and is scheduled to end in July 2012.

ADPC Chief Executive Officer, Tony Douglas, says:

“We are extremely pleased to make this latest award. We look forward to working with our partners Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) on this world class project, with their commitment to delivering on time and to budget. The announcement represents another exciting milestone in the Industrial Zone’s bright future.”
Highlights of the contract include:

  • Construction of a 8.5 kms dual 3-lane carriageway (Al Sadr Road and Ras Ghanada Road) and a 9.5 kms dual 4/6-lane carriageway (Sheikh Khalifa Industrial Road) linking the onshore port to the Industrial Zone, with associated road services including street lighting and drainage.
  • Construction of 2 major grade separated interchanges, including 5 highway and railroad bridges that connect Al Sadr/Ras Ghanada Roads and Sheikh Khalifa Industrial Road. 
  • Construction of a 9 kms modular path for the transportation of oversize cargo from the port to Industrial Zone. 
  • 12 million cubic meters of earthworks. 
  • Provision of site-wide utilities including 124 kms of electrical reticulation, 79 kms of telecom distribution and 91 kms of processed water, potable water and combined waste water. 
  • Construction of one 33/11 KV and twenty two 11/0.4 KV substations and pumping stations. 
  • Construction of 48 major services box culverts and bridges to accommodate future utility/service installations such as seawater cooling, railroad, feedstock, conveyor belts, electrical, gas, etc..

Notes to editors:
Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ)

Located midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the Taweelah industrial district, KPIZ will commence operations in 2012 and over the long term to 2030 will comprise 420 square kilometers of prime industrial land organized into vertically integrated clusters for aluminium, steel, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences, food and beverages, glass, paper and other major sectors. It will consist of a new, world-class multi-purpose offshore port and one of the largest integrated industrial zones in the world.

KPIZ is a feature of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and will play a major role in the emirate’s industrial and economic diversification by serving as a key hub for large scale industrial investments serviced by a world class port, transport and other facilities.

Phase 1 of Khalifa Port will open in Q4, 2012, replacing Abu Dhabi’s existing main port of Mina Zayed. The new port will have an initial capacity of 2 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) of containers and 9 million tons of general cargo.

The dedicated EMAL berth will be operational later this year.

When all phases of Khalifa Port are completed, it will have a capacity of 15 million TEU’s of containers and 35 million tons of general cargo.

Contract Awards: 2009-2010
The five previous contracts announced over the last 12 months by ADPC have been:

October 3rd, 2010: AED 484.6 million (USD 130m) infrastructure works contract to Consolidated Contracting Engineering & Procurement S.A.L (CCC). The agreement is for the construction, fit-out, testing and commissioning of the civil and structural works for Industrial Zone Area ‘A’ primary Infrastructure (North).

July 29th, 2010: The award of package 211 (Terminal Area) awarded to Hyundai E and C for AED 1.2b (USD 329m). The agreement includes project management, design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of all civil works associated with the construction of the Offshore Terminal Area consisting of a 1000m semi automated container terminal and a 1400m Break bulk / general cargo terminal.

July 27th, 2010: AED 1.028 billion building works contract to ED Zublin AG and Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting for the detailed design, construction, fit-out, testing and commissioning of the offshore port’s civil and structural building works.

June 13, 2010: AED 350 million (US $95.29 million) to Al Jaber GIS JV for the detailed design, procurement, integration and installation of the control systems throughout the onshore and offshore areas of Khalifa Port including a Port Operating System; a Vessel Traffic System; Security; CCTV; Telephony and communications; and all associated fiber optic and control system cabling.

March 31, 2010: AED 300 million (USD 80+ million) to Larsen & Toubro for its flagship project at Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone (KPIZ) in Taweelah. The contract involves the design, construction, testing and commissioning of the electrical medium voltage (MV) power supply via a 33 kV power cable network and three 33kV / 11kV primary distribution substations which will provide the main power supply for the entire phase-IA of Khalifa port. It also involves the construction of civil buildings with utilities such as air conditioning, fire protection and lighting systems. And previously, ADPC announced:

July 2009: AED 1.4 billion project to Al Habtoor Leighton Group for construction of on-shore port facilities, including 47 buildings, road networks, bridges, utility installations and landscaping. Completion scheduled for 2011.

Notes to editors
About Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is a developer of ports, industrial zones, trade & logistics zones, and related services. Its purpose is to create a sustainable growth platform that spurs economic expansion and diversification for Abu Dhabi. ADPC was established by Emiri decree number 6, 2006, and has been mandated to construct, develop and manage all ports and related infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (with the exception of military and oil & gas ports).

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