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Abu Dhabi officials inaugurate $46.3m Delma Port project

Located on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi’s Delma Island, the new $46.3m port is equipped to handle cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels

Delma Port will be used to handle cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels.
Delma Port will be used to handle cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels.

Abu Dhabi officials have officially inaugurated the new $46.3m (AED170m) Delma Port.

Located on the eastern side of Delma Island, the port is equipped to handle cargo, passenger ferries, and fishing vessels.

Built on a 280,725m2 plot, Delma Port features a total paved area of 58,500m2 to aid transportation. The project also boasts a breakwater and platform that will be used to facilitate the operation of the ferry terminal and Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA) facilities.

The inauguration was attended by numerous high-ranking officials, including: HE Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, chief of the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones, and board member of Abu Dhabi Ports; HE Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; and Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Ports.

Commenting on the project’s completion, HE Al Mazrouei said: “The Delma Port project is one that promises to be a foundation stone in the development of Al Dhafra Region through its focus on meeting the highest quality standards.

“In addition, the deep foresight and strategic thinking that has gone into the planning of this project is evidence of Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to the success of Delma Port, in accordance with the objectives of our government,” he added.

Delma Port’s ferry terminal features a 103m-long quay wall with three fixed ramps that will serve as berthing areas for vessels. A separate marina with 160 wet berths and 104 dry berths for fishing and recreational vessels has been constructed to support the local boat population.

The project also boasts an administration building, a fish market, a restaurant, a public building, a sheltered storage area for fishing equipment, an ADNOC Marine fuelling facility, a ferry terminal building, and a CICPA inspection facility.

Abu Dhabi Ports completed the Delma Port development in collaboration with various strategic partners, including Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (Abu Dhabi UPC), the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport (DMAT), CICPA, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and several other government entities.

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