The Shamal Development is part of the Khalifa Port located in Taweelah
National Marine Dredging Company recently announced it has won a AED 1.3bn (US$ 354mn) contract from AD Ports (ADP) Group for the engineering and construction of the Shamal Development Marine Works.
The new project win comes in line with the Group’s strategic expansion plans and aims to strengthen its position and expertise as a global engineering and construction powerhouse for high quality infrastructure development in Abu Dhabi serving the world.
The Shamal Development is part of the Khalifa Port located in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, midway between Mina Zayed and Jebel Ali Port, which was built on a reclaimed artificial island reaching 4.5km offshore.
We have strategic expansion plans for 2022 and the following years, and as a Group, we will be entering new markets and enhancing our presence in existing ones undertaking complex projects and sharing our expertise,” commented Eng. Yasser Zaghloul, Group CEO, NMDC.
“This new development will help us further augment our infrastructure, operational and cargo handling capabilities, supporting our growth and accelerating trade flows in the region. In turn, the expansion cements Khalifa Port’s position as a major global trade and logistics hub,” remarked Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO, AD Ports Group.
The scope of work will include the dredging of 16.8mn cbm 1.2km quay wall and construction of approximately a 3.8km long detached breakwater, as well as ground improvement works for one mn sqm along with environmental monitoring and protection measures. The entire project is scheduled for completion in October 2023.