UAE Focus

DP World awards major port expansion contracts

March 2016

DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, has signed two major contracts for civil construction work at its new Container Terminal Four on a reclaimed island in Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

Under Phase One, Dutco Balfour Beatty is developing an operational yard area with a quay length of 1,200 m, while BAM International Abu Dhabi is building a 400-m-long bridge and adjacent causeways and the 2.2-km quay wall with an alongside depth of 18 m, designed to accommodate the largest mega container vessels, according to
DP World.

CH2M Hill (Halcrow) will deliver the civil works on the reclaimed island north of Jebel Ali’s Terminal Two, connected to the mainland by a 3,000-m causeway, it added.

On the new projects, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group chairman, said: “We are excited to see construction work going ahead as planned for Container Terminal Four in the run-up to Expo 2020. Under Phase One, Terminal Four will add 3.1 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port’s total capacity to 22.1 million TEUs.”

“The port will be equipped with at least 110 cranes with a total quay length of around 11,000 m by that time,” he added.

More Stories