Halcrow signs Abu Dhabi port deal
Marine facilities at Shahama Port in Abu Dhabi are to be redeveloped following a deal signed by Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Halcrow.
The agreement was signed at the World Ports & Trade Summit by ADPC’s vice president for project development Waleed Al Tamimi and Halcrow’s director for Abu Dhabi,Sami Al-Qazzaz.
The agreement is intended to provide consultancy services to revive the area in order to add value to the port and surrounding community. Works will involve an upgrade of the Shahama Port water basin and land site, followed by the development of sales and service facilities for small marine craft and marine and water clubhouse activities in the basin area, in addition to commercial, recreational and leisure activities.
“It is a great honour to be involved in developing Shahama Port, destined to be one of the capital’s most popular leisure ports, in partnership with ADPC,” said Halcrow principal maritime engineer Laurence Banyard. “We have a wealth of experience in the development of marine and port facilities of this nature and we are committed to delivering the best in class services and experience for this project.”
Facilities that ADPC will be developing include dedicated slipways for boats and jet skies, wet and dry berthing facilities for more than 500 boats, a marina clubhouse, picnic areas, restaurants and car parking.
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This article was published on 10 Apr 2012 (last updated on 10 Apr 2012).