ABU DHABI PORTS COMPANY (ADPC), MASTER DEVELOPER AND REGULATOR OF PORTS AND INDUSTRIAL ZONES IN THE EMIRATE OF ABU DHABI, HAS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT IT HAS AWARDED A MAJOR PROCUREMENT AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT IN EXCESS OF AED 300 MILLION (USD $ 80+ MILLION) TO LARSEN & TOUBRO FOR ITS FLAGSHIP PROJECT AT KHALIFA PORT & INDUSTRIAL ZONE (KPIZ) IN TAWEELAH.
The contract involves the design, construction, testing and commissioning of the electrical medium voltage (MV) power supply via a 33 kV power cable network and three 33kV / 11kV primary distribution substations which will provide the main power supply for the entire phase-IA of Khalifa port. It also involves the construction of civil buildings with utilities such as air conditioning, fire protection and lighting systems.
Work is due to begin immediately and is scheduled for completion by May 2012.
Strategically located between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in Taweelah, KPIZ is a multi-billion dollar project designed as a multi-purpose facility that involves the construction of a world-scale container and industrial port in addition to the development of over 100 square kilometers of industrial, logistics, commercial, educational, and residential special economic and free zones in the first phase.
KPIZ is a feature of the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and will play a major role in the emirate’s industrial and economic diversification by serving as a key hub for large scale industrial investments serviced by a world class port, transport and other infrastructure facilities and services.