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ADPC awards further utilities contracts for KPIZ

Fifth infrastructure EPC contract awarded to CCC at $130m.

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The first stage of the ambitious KPIZ project will be completed in 2012.
The first stage of the ambitious KPIZ project will be completed in 2012.

 The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has awarded a US$130 million contract for the development of infrastructure at the Port Khalifa Industrial Zone (KPIZ) to Consolidated Contracting Engineering and Procurement S.A.L (CCC)

The engineering, procurement and design contract includes the provision of site-wide utilities, including electricity, potable water, as well as combined wastewater and irrigation provision.

The contract stipulates the construction of seven 11kV substations and pumping stations, and the construction of box culverts and ducts to accommodate future utility installations to provide seawater cooling, gas and electricity.

The contract is the fifth infrastructure contract the ADPC has awarded for the KPIZ so far.

“We are extremely pleased to make this latest award. We look forward to working with our partners Consolidated Contracting Engineering and Procurement S.A.L (CCC) on this world class project, with their commitment to delivering on time and to budget,” said ADPC CEO Tony Douglas.

The KPIZ is an emerging harbour and industrial complex near Taweelah, which is to replace Mina Zayed as Abu Dhabi’s main port. The first phase, comprising of 2.7 square kilometres of port area, with a capacity of 2 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEU), and 51 square kilometres of industrial zone, is set for completion in Q4, 2012.

By 2030, the ADPC hope to have extended the complex to comprise an enlarged harbour and an additional 367 square kilometres of industrial zone.

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