Cofely Besix awarded first port contract in ME
Cofely Besix Facility Management has been awarded a three-year contract to manage Khalifa Industrial Zone of Khalifa Port.
Abu Dhabi Ports announced that it has awarded Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) a three-year contract to manage the Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) of Khalifa Port.
The project consists of an offshore port with an integrated industrial zone covering approximately 42,000 hectares.
CBFM’s services will consist of day-to-day operations and maintenance of the site’s storm and ground water pumping stations, as well as the sea water inlet/outlet facilities. The FM provider will coordinate its efforts with the port authorities to manage the water inspection and cleaning service of the sea water cooling system.
Commenting on the technical aspect of the service, Ian Harfield, CEO of Cofely Besix Facility Management explains, “The sea water cooling system requires the specialist services of four divers and a supervisor to complete the daily maintenance of the culvert and intake screen cleaning, as well as the underwater pipe survey.
“Meanwhile the ground and storm water system keeps the KIZAD area free from accumulating ground water by means of a storm water drainage system composed of six lifting stations and five pumping stations.”