Abu Dhabi Port Development Contract for Parsons

MarineLink.com
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Delma Port signing ceremony: Photo credit ADPC

ADPC has awarded an AED 2.5million contract to Parsons, to manage the development of Delma Port in Al Gharbia or Western Region of the Abu Dhabi emirate.

The development of Delma Port will include a 300-m concrete wharf designed for heavy loads and new floating pontoons to create a marina setting for more than 280 boats.  

The investment will also boost the existing facilities for local fishermen and improve the provision for water sports, as well as supporting ferry services and other public amenities.

Delma Port, which lies around 40 kilometers off the coast of the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, is a crucial transportation hub to and from the island.  It is used for general cargo and a growing number of tourists visiting the island. As the former capital of pearl diving, Delma Island has a rich historical and cultural heritage with many leisure facilities, as well as one of UAE’s most beautiful beaches and landscapes with farms and plantations, growing a wide variety of local produce.

Parsons, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction organizations, will act as consultant for the development of Delma Port. Guy Mehula, Parsons MENA+ President, said: “This project is a special undertaking and we are delighted to support ADPC in their effort to transform Delma Port into a well-developed strategic hub.”

A recent report released by the Western Region Development Council revealed that the region is one of the most important economic and investment areas in the UAE.  It represents 60 per cent of the land area of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and contributes 45 per cent of the GDP.
 


Contracts

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

Ports

Charleston Handles Its Largest Ever Containership

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) welcomed the 10,700 TEU APL Yangshan, the largest containership ever to call the Port of Charleston.   “The deployment

Krishnapatnam Port, Maersk Launches Mainline Service for China

Krishnapatnam, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India has marked another milestone towards operational excellence as it launched

India Shipping Ministry Enlarges Scope of Sagarmala

India's Ministry of Shipping has formulated a revised Central Sector Scheme to provide financial support to Major and Non-Major Ports as well as State Governments

Yachts

Hammond New International Sales Manager, Fairline Yachts

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces Robert Hammond as its new International Sales Manager. Robert will be responsible for Fairline's

MV WERFTEN, Foreship Sign Design Agreements

MV WERFTEN signed a letter of intent with the engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today. The agreement includes parts of the basic design as well as design,

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Logistics

Charleston Handles Its Largest Ever Containership

The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) welcomed the 10,700 TEU APL Yangshan, the largest containership ever to call the Port of Charleston.   “The deployment

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Krishnapatnam Port, Maersk Launches Mainline Service for China

Krishnapatnam, the country’s largest all-weather; deep water port on the east-coast of India has marked another milestone towards operational excellence as it launched

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0688 sec (15 req/sec)