Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has confirmed that Khalifa Port’s expansion is on course for completion in 2021. To date, 200 m of quay wall and almost 175,000 m2 of land within the Khalifa Port Logistics (KPL) zone has been handed over ahead of the project’s full phase one completion in the first quarter of next year.
At the same time, considerable progress has also been made on the first phase of Khalifa Port’s South Quay development that is due for completion by the end of 2020. With around 80 per cent of construction already completed, a total of 650 m of quay wall, comprising two berths with 37,000 m2 of adjoining yard space, is now available.
Good progress has also been made on Abu Dhabi Terminals’ (ADT) expansion plans with the delivery of five new ship-to-shore cranes. With each unit having a lifting capacity of 90 tonnes, the new cranes have boosted capacity at the terminal significantly and have put Khalifa Port Container Terminal on track to meet its target of being able to handle 5 million teu annually by the end of the current year.
The addition of plots of land with adjacent quay wall and deep water access at Khalifa Port provides a range of opportunities, particularly for industrial companies. An example is Arabian Chemical Terminals (ACT) which recently signed a 50-year agreement to establish the first commercial bulk liquid and gas storage terminal at Khalifa Port that will be located on a plot with 16m direct deepwater quay access within the newly developed KPL. This project is said to be well underway with the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract having been awarded in May this year.