Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has opened a new port on the eastern side of Delma Island. The initiative is intended to better serve the local community, providing an upgraded multipurpose port capable of handling cargo, passenger ferries and ﬁshing vessels.
On official inauguration ceremony took place on July 6th, in the presence of H.E Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, the Diwan of the Ruler’s representatives from Al Dhafra region, in addition to other senior government and media representatives.
The development of Delma Port is in line with the Abu Dhabi Plan, which calls for the development of an effective transportation system to serve the community and economy, with an emphasis on the development of sustainable sea transport. The infrastructure project is further seen as a key element in the ongoing development of the Al Dhafra Region.
Captain Al Shamisi said, “The port has been carefully designed as an integrated ecosystem that creates space for vessels and also offers the support services needed to facilitate sustainable transport.”
The new Delma Port covers a total area of 280,725 m2, and features an accessible breakwater and a ferry terminal with a 103m long quay wall. A marina with 160 wet berths and 104 dry berths for fishing and recreational craft has also been provided to support the local boat population. Other facilities include a repair yard, CICPA inspection facility, ADNOC Marine Fuelling Facility, fishermen’s building, marina workshop, multipurpose operations building and a restaurant.