Tony Douglas, CEO of ADPC, company employees and contractors at the topping out ceremony
Progress toward completion of Khalifa Port Phase 1 at Taweelah came a step closer this week with a topping out ceremony of the Terminal Operations building.
As one of the major buildings on the new port island and the tallest at over 33 metres it provides 5,200 sq m of floor space for port operations and administration. Located at the western end of the first stage of the container terminal it will house the main operations centre on the 4th floor, with excellent visibility across the terminal area. In addition to the state-of-the-art vessel, crane and yard operations center, it also includes reception areas, first aid facilities, large open plan offices, a data centre, kitchens, hospitality areas and modern conference facilities.
Phase 1 of Khalifa Port is due to open in Q4 2012 along with the completion of infrastructure work in the 51 sq kms first phase (area A) of Kizad (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi). The AED 26.5 billion (US$7.2 billion) project is the flagship of ADPC. The new port will have capacity for 2 million tons of containers and 12 million tons of general cargo.