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ADPC to develop Shahama Port

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has announced that the development of Shahama Port is underway to transform the surrounding area into a commercial, leisure and tourism hub

The company stated that it planned to develop the Shahama water basin and land site to have both sales and service facilities for small marine craft.

It has envisaged a growth in marine and water club activities in the area once the Phase 1 is completed in 2014, according to a press release.

Waleed Al Tamimi, ADPC vice president of project development, said on the sidelines of World Port and Trade Summit 2013, ?We see Shahama Port becoming one of the largest one-stop-shops for all leisure boat users in Abu Dhabi.?

ADPC?s master plan designs showed that Shahama Port would be home to facilities and recreational amenities that supports the activities in the port.

These included slipways, boat lifts, ramps, water and electrical connections for boats, services centres, restaurants, cafes and a shopping complex, among others.

?The first phase of the project has just got underway and we expect it to be completed in early 2014. When finished, Phase 1 facilities will offer 100 wet berths for boats up to 16.7 metres long, 190 dry berth for trailer storage under shades, a large slipway for boats and jet skis, fuelling and retail facilities, two maintenance workshops, and a marina club house with games room, coffee shops and other amenities," Al Tamimi added.

ADPC owns and manages 11 ports in Abu Dhabi, including the new Khalifa Port, Mina Zayed, Mussaffah Port and five ports in Al Gharbia.