DP World signs new construction contract

25 Feb 2016
The ceremony took place at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali

The ceremony took place at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali

DP World has signed two major contacts for civil construction work at its new Container Terminal 4 in Jebel Ali Port.

The civil works on the reclaimed island, which is just north of Jebel Ali’s Terminal 2, will be delivered by CH2M HILL (Halcrow).

Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC is developing an operational yard area with a quay length of 1,200m as part of the first phase of operation. While BAM International Abu Dhabi LLC will build a 400m bridge and the 2.2km quay wall, designed to accommodate large container vessels.

Sultan Ahmen Bin Sulayem, DP World’s chairman and chief executive officer, said: “We are excited to see construction work going ahead as planned for Container Terminal 4 in the run up to Expo 2020.”

“This terminal is the big idea that will change the way ports work in the future. We will deploy the latest technology in equipping our quays and yards, and run them with the most sophisticated terminal operation systems.”

Under Phase 1, Terminal 4 will add 3.1m TEU by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port’s total capacity to 22.1m TEU.

The port will be equipped with at approximately 110 cranes with a total quay length of around 11,000 metres by that time.

DP World will further expand Terminal 4’s capacity to a total of 7.8 million TEU in line with market demand under Phase 2, with an additional operational yard with a quay length of 1,000 metres that will be built by Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC.

“We have a long track record of investing proactively to expand capacity at our operations to meet changing customer needs. We are building Terminal 4 from the ground up, which enables us to future proof it for smart container ships emerging in the future,” Sultan Ahmen Bin Sulayem added.

The ceremony took place at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali and was attended by senior officials.

HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Zeyad Baker, executive director at Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC and Patrick McKinney, area manager, Middle East and Gulf, BAM International Abu Dhabi LLC signed on behalf of their respective companies.

Mr McKinney concluded: “We are delighted to be associated with a global trade enabler like DP World in developing infrastructure. We are grateful for their confidence in our expertise and capabilities to execute this engineering challenge.”

“Our strategy of deploying advanced construction techniques, expert line management highlighting safety processes will underpin the delivery of this project on time and on budget.”