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New Cruise Terminal Design for Abu Dhabi

Photo courtesy of the Abu Dhabi Ports Company

The concept design of Abu Dhabi’s planned permanent cruise passenger terminal is to be unveiled later this month at European cruise event, Seatrade Med 2014, from September 16-18 in Barcelona. The model is being showcased by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) following an international design competition and extensive industry stakeholder input. An important element of the competition was the commitment to hire two leading Emirati architectural graduates, to join the project team for the development of the architectural design. ADPC will be at Seatrade Med with an Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) delegation in the emirate’s first dedicated ‘Cruise Abu Dhabi’ international promotion. The Abu Dhabi contingent will meet leading cruise operators and press the emirate’s case as an alternative and preferred winter cruise destination. Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, ADPC, and Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Acting Executive Director Tourism, TCA Abu Dhabi, will reveal plans for Abu Dhabi’s new Zayed Port cruise passenger terminal and outline a number of initiatives which are expected to boost the emirate’s cruise appeal. ADPC and TCA Abu Dhabiwill present the new building concept, which was chosen following an international design competition, with the help of a scale model and a video ‘fly-through’ which shows the facilities and style of the new building

Bahrain CG Boats Arrive at Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding

The first four Bahraini Coast Guard boats arrive at Abu Dhabi Ship Building. Four Bahrain Coast Guard boats arrived at the Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) shipyard in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, to undergo a major refit and upgrade program. These are the first four boats out of a total of ten boats that will be refitted and upgraded under a contract signed with the Bahrain Government in late 2007. The contract provides for the complete refurbishment of the vessels including new propulsion and

Khalifa Port Receives New STS Cranes

Crane arrival Khalifa Port: Photo courtesy of ADT

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the manager and operator of Khalifa port container terminal informs that the terminal has received a new batch of 3 of the world’s largest and most modern ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes. The Super Post Panamax quay cranes were produced by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. in China at a cost of US$28-million, and were transported by ship to Khalifa Port’s container terminal (claimed to be the first semi-automated container terminal in the region)

Sener New Office in Abu Dhabi


Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. This new office is located in the Gulf Business Centre district of downtown Abu Dhabi and will be Sener’s local headquarters to develop projects in the power and process sector, the civil engineering and architecture sector, as well as the aerospace sector. Sener began to take an interest in the business opportunities available in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2007

Khalifa Port: Beach to Busy Terminal in One Year

Kalifa Port: Photo credit ADPC

In just one year, Khalifa Port has gone from a pristine stretch of reclaimed land four kilometers out to sea, to busy hub port serving 17 shipping lines, offering 18 direct services with direct links to more than 40 ports. Khalifa Port which was delivered on time and under budget, commenced commercial operations on 1 September 2012 and was officially inaugurated by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, on 12 December 2012.

Masdar CEO Receives UN Eco Award

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber,CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has received this year’s United Nations’ Champions of the Earth Award The award recognises Masdar's work in deploying renewable energy projects including Shams One, a 100MW concentrated solar power plant in Abu Dhabi; London Array, a 1GW offshore wind farm, and Gemasolar, a 20MW concentrating solar thermal plant. Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, invests in clean technologies

Burger Boat at Dubai Boat Show

Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, WI USA, will be participating in the Dubai International Boat Show March 3-7, 2009, held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.  Visit us at stand F1-4. Burger will also be in attendance at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Yacht Show March 12-14, 2009, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.  Visit us at stand 5E-70 in Abu Dhabi. At each show Burger will be featuring recent launches as well as various designs in lengths

Middle East Shipbuilder's Revenue Up

Revenues up, net profit down reports Abu Dhabi Ship Building Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has announced that its contract revenue jumped by more than Dh200 million (US$54.4m) last year to Dh1.3 billion but said its profit had slipped. The yard is constructing its remaining 72 m Bayunah-class corvette of six  for the UAE Navy, and is hopeful of orders from foreign navies.

Kizad Attracts Investment from Binghatti

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Abu Dhabi Ports signs SMA with Binghatti to set up food and beverage production plant catering to MENA market    Abu Dhabi Ports―the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate―has signed a standard Musataha agreement (SMA) with Binghatti Holding to set up a new food and beverage (F&B) production plant at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad). Binghatti is an international investment holding company that focuses on high-growth

New Abu Dhabi Ship Repair Yards Operational


  Nico International informed that the new dry-docking and repair facility in Abu Dhabi Port Company’s Freeport has completed the first two months of successful operations and has carried out afloat and dry docking jobs on more than thirty vessels. The Dock is able to accommodate vessels up to 2,000 tons and 80m LOA while wet berth space is available up to 400m. This facility confirms Nico International’s strong reputation in the region as a professional service provider

Grandweld Delivers Vessel to ADNOC

United Arab Emirates leading shipyard Grandweld has delivered a dive maintenance and support vessel TAWAM1 to Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).   Grandweld took the newbuild project from conception to completion, designing and building the 50-meter long vessel with a 65-ton bollard

Middle East's Ageing Structures a Challenge - DNV GL

anupam ghosal

  Collaboration is Key to tackling Middle East's ageing structures challenge say DNV GL. The Middle East faces a substantial challenge to ensure hundreds of ageing offshore oil and gas structures operate safely beyond original design life.

Indian Businessmen Explore Opportunities at Kizad

Photo: ADP

Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, presented the offerings of its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Khalifa Port at an exclusive business event in Dubai.  

Abu Dhabi Ports Sees Cargo Volumes Rise

(Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports)

Abu Dhabi Ports―the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate―said it handled 19 percent more general and bulk cargo in the first nine months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014. The volumes increased to 11

Warming Could Make Oil-rich Gulf 'Intolerable' by 2100 - Study

Global warming could make life in the oil-rich, desert kingdoms of the Gulf "intolerable," with summer temperatures exceeding 60 degrees Celsius (140 F) by 2100 if action is not taken to curb fossil fuel emissions, a study warned on Monday.  

Abu Dhabi Ports Achieve Pilot Certification

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Khalifa Port and Zayed Port become first commercial ports in Middle East to achieve certification for marine pilots; Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services gets I.S.P.O – International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations – certification for pilots at two ports   

Abu Dhabi Ports Welcomes New Cruise Season

Image: Abu Dhabi Ports

 As Abu Dhabi's new Zayed Port cruise terminal opens by the end of this year, the number of cruise ships docking in Abu Dhabi is set to increase by a fifth this season, reports the National.    Zayed Port,  a premier cruise hub in the region

Completed GMS Scirocco Gets first Contract

GMS Scirocco

  Gulf Marine Services the provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, informed that the newly-built GMS Scirocco has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget and has been awarded its first

Khalifa Port Container Volume Up 41pct

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

 At the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, which is operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, container volumes increased by 41 per cent in the first seven months in 2015 over the same period in 2014.     With this phenomenal growth, Abu Dhabi Port Company, the master developer

ISS Appoints Holmes as VP, Cruise Solutions

Grant Holmes (Photo: ISS)

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) said it is embarking on a plan to develop its cruise business with the appointment of Grant Holmes as Vice President, Cruise Solutions. Based out of Dubai, the new position will see Grant leading a dedicated focus on cruise business development and activities

CMID Reaches 100th Vessel Inspector Application

Mike Schwarz (left) IIMS Chief Executive and Chris Baldwin (right) IMCA Technical Adviser

The CMID (Common Marine Inspection Document) Vessel Inspector Scheme has reached a milestone with the hundredth Vessel Inspector application having been received. The Inspectors accredited so far are based in more than 20 countries, with both the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

Ships' lifting Apparatus at Abu Dhabi Ports

Photo courtesy Abu Dhabi Ports

  Abu Dhabi Ports have informed that they reserves the right to refuse the use of ships' lifting apparatus without valid certification and / or if the apparatus is assessed by the HSE inspectors to be substandard due to, amongst other things:

IRS Opens Office in Abu Dhabi

C. Sriramamurthy, Chief Operating Officer at IRClass

  Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading Classification Society, today announced it has opened offices in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the second office location for IRClass in the Middle East, following Dubai, and reflects the society’s strong commitment to the region

Platts Mulls Asia Crude Liquidity Boost

Platts also studies more ship transfer locations, faster trading. Oil pricing agency Platts is looking at approving more Middle East crude grades to boost liquidity in the daily assessment of Asia's Dubai benchmark, company executives said on Wednesday.

Fincantieri Educating UAE Students

  The value of the initiative also recognized by the UAE government Trieste, 12 August 2015 - As part of a program of international cooperation with the United Arab Emirates, Fincantieri has done in recent weeks in Genoa, at the headquarters of CETENA - Center for the Study of Marine

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