AD Ports Joins Hands with China Harbour Engineering

AD Ports Group which is known to be operating industrial cities & free zones in Abu Dhabi has joined hands with China Harbour Engineering Company to develop world-class infra for CMA Terminals Khalifa Port.

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AD Ports Joins Hands with China Harbour Engineering

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Officially announced in September last year, the new terminal would most likely be operational by the first half of 2025. A big step towards developing CMA Terminals Khalifa Port, the venture will be managed by CMA Terminals- a global player in sea, land, air & logistics and AD Ports Group in 70-30 capacity.

The agreement with CHEC includes the development of the first net-zero carbon administration building to be constructed for the joint venture. It will also see the development of 28 office and utilities across the terminal, more than one million square metres of yard paving, reefer stacks, STS cranes and access roads.

“We are making positive progress on the development of CMA Terminals Khalifa Port, which will be one of the most modern and innovative terminals in the region upon completion,” Saif Al Mazrouei, chief executive of the ports cluster at AD Ports Group, said.

“Our design practice supports the UAE’s wider targets for building the circular economy, recycling construction and operational waste and using high recycled content materials,” Mazrouei said.

Once completed, CMA Terminals Khalifa Port will have an initial capacity of 1.8 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). It will be fully integrated with Etihad Rail and will enhance Khalifa Port’s connectivity and position as a key gateway for the region.

The TEU is an exact unit of measurement used to determine cargo capacity for container ships and terminals.

It will be one of the company’s first projects to use significant amounts of concrete with recycled content and save the equivalent of 38,721 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide over 30 years.

CHEC will contribute to “the development of what will be one of the most advanced terminals in the region”, Yang Zhiyuan, chief executive of CHEC’s Middle East division, said.

“In particular, we will ensure that the design and construction of buildings and topside infrastructure will meet the highest architectural and sustainability standards,” Zhiyuan said.

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