Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has awarded Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) the AED485m ($132m) infrastructure contract at Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ).

The contractor received a letter of intent for the contract in August (MEED 26:8:10).

The scope of the contract covers the northern part of the port and involves the construction of a 4.5-kilometre dual carriageway (Mina Road) and 1.5-km dual carriageway (Sheikh Khalifa Road) that will link the onshore port to the industrial zone and associated services.

The work also involves providing utilities including electricity, telecommunications, potable water, combined wastewater and irrigation. It also includes building seven substations and pumping stations.

Work is expected to start immediately and is scheduled to be completed in July 2012.

This is the third contract to be awarded in the last few weeks. In early September, South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction won the estimated $390m contract to build the container terminal at the port. The local/Australian Al-Habtoor Leighton Group then won an estimated AED1.1bn contract to build infrastructure and roads at the port.

Germany’s Ed Zueblin and the local Al-Jaber Group won an estimated AED1bn infrastructure contract at Khalifa port in July.

US-based Bechtel was appointed as the project’s programme manager in 2006.

The first phase of the port will have the capacity for two million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) and six million tonnes of general cargo. Four subsequent phases will result in capacity rising to 22 million TEUs and 35 million tonnes of cargo by 2028.