Strabag wins $281m Abu Dhabi port contract
Vienna, July 22, 2010
European construction group Strabag said its subsidiary Ed. Züblin has clinched a euros 220 million ($281.5 million) order from Abu Dhabi government for the development and construction of buildings at the new Khalifa Port.
As per the contract, Ed. Züblin will build 25 buildings for one part of the Khalifa port in a 86,000 sq m area. The new port facility located 60 km from the UAE capital will replace the existing Mina Zayed port by the year 2012, said a company statement.
These will include a five-storey control building, several small administration buildings, a hospital, a fire station, several warehouses and the entire infrastructure, it added.
Strabag said the contract was being carried out by a consortium with a local partner Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting, with Ed. Züblin assuming the role of lead consortium partner.
The construction work started this month and the project is due to be completed by August 2012, it added.
The order also includes the development and construction of buildings for one part of the new port which connects the mainland with the container terminal, which is in progress, and has a length of 4 km, said a top official.
Hans Peter Haselsteiner, CEO of Strabag, said, “Only recently we won the contract to expand the Takreer Refinery in Abu Dhabi. I see the new project as a further sign that we are gaining a foothold in the region.”-TradeArabia News Service