Preparatory work for new terminal is under way
Abu Dhabi Ports expects to receive technical offers for the contract to build a second container terminal and additional quay wall at the Khalifa Port by 22 August.
The commercial offers are due around the second week of September.
Companies that are expected to submit a bid for the contract include:
- Bam International (Netherlands)
- China Harbour Engineering Company (China)
- National Marine Dredging Company (UAE)
- Van Oord (Netherlands)
Once completed, Terminal 2 is expected to add 2.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) to the ports existing container capacity.
The preparatory work for the terminal is currently being undertaken by Abu Dhabi-based National Marine Dredging Company.
It entails deepening the main channel and basin from 16.5 metres to 18 metres as well as the construction of 1,000 metres of quay wall. The work is expected to be completed in mid-2018.
The new container terminal will be operated over a period of 35 years by Chinas Cosco Shipping Ports. The contract, signed in September last year, is renewable for five years.
Abu Dhabi Terminals will continue to operate the ports Terminal 1.
Khalifa Port Container Terminal 1 (KPCT), key facts
Abu Dhabi Terminals
Container capacity (TEUs)
1.2-kilometre linear berths, with another 1.2km ready for use when required
18 metres (longside), 16.5 metres (channel)
9 x 22-rows outreach quay cranes; 42 automated stacking cranes; 33 x 1-over-1 shuttle carriers
TEU=20-foot equivalent unit. Source: Abu Dhabi Terminals
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