Left to right: Karl-Heinz Mueller, Managing Director, Strabag International; Alexander Haex, Vice President Business Development Kizad; Mr. Khaled Salmeen, EVP Kizad.
Karl-Heinz Mueller, the Managing Director of Strabag International which is the parent company of Zublin Construction, met Khaled Salmeen Al Kawari, Executive Vice President of Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), today at the Hannover Messe Fair in Germany.
Zublin Construction signed a AED 1.028 billion (USD 280 million) contract last summer in a joint venture with Al Jaber Transport and General Contracting for the detailed design, construction, fit-out, testing and commissioning of the offshore port’s civil and structural building works, which will provide the infrastructure necessary to support the commencement of port operations in Q4, 2012.
Khalifa Port, being built adjacent to Kizad at Taweelah, is 72 % complete. Both mega-projects will see their infrastructure completed in Q4, 2012.
Commenting on Mr Mueller’s visit, Khaled Salmeen Al Kawari said: “We are delighted to receive Mr. Mueller today and share with him the progress of the Khalifa Port construction. Zublin, through Strabag International, is a key partner on this project and we are proud to be working with the company”.
Karl-Heinz Mueller said: “We are proud to be associated with Abu Dhabi Ports Company and the Khalifa Port project. It is an important step in the infrastructure of Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Kizad’s presence at the Hannover Messe Fair emphasises this relationship and we hope to see them participating regularly in the coming years.”