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Port systems construction package awarded

The Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, has awarded a US$95mn Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) contract to the Al Jaber GIS joint venture, according to a recent statement. The port systems contract follows an extensive tendering process and is the third major construction package awarded in the last 10 months for the development of the new port and industrial zone at KPIZ.

The contract involves the detailed design, procurement, integration and installation of the control systems throughout the onshore and offshore areas of Khalifa Port including: a port operating system; a vessel traffic system; security; CCTV; telephony and communications; all associated fibre optic and control system cabling.
Work is due to commence on site in the first quarter of 2011 following detailed design and procurement phases with completion scheduled in the third quarter of 2012 to complement the completion of the overall port. Remaining major ADPC contracts for KPIZ, including port offshore civil-building works, port terminal infrastructure and facilities and industrial zone road and utilities networks, are scheduled to be awarded in the next few months.