The stage 1 upland facilities package calls for the installation of 1.4 million square metres of concrete block paving, 44,000 square metres of asphalt pavement, 25,000 metres of crane rails, 2,500 tonnes of structural steelwork, 7,500 concrete piles and high and low-voltage electrical works.

The package is the third major package to go out to bid on the container terminal. In August, Hyundai was awarded the AED 251 million ($68 million) contract to carry out the quay wall package, and in October 2005 Belgium’s Jan de Nul Dredging signed the dredging and reclamation package.

Scott Wilson of the UK is the consultant for the associated infrastructure. The consultant for the dredging, reclamation and quay wall packages on the new container terminal is Han Padron, part of the UK’s Halcrow. US-based Parsons International is the project manager. DP World, the umbrella organisation for the Ports, Customs & Free Zones Corporation, is the client (MEED 21:10:05).