Hyundai Engineering awarded $329m KPIZ contract
Hyundai will do the civil works for the entire Offshore Terminal Area
Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company has been awarded a US$329m (AED1.2bn) contract to carry out building works at the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) project.
The works, which involve the project management, design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of civil works for the Offshore Terminal Area, will commence immediately - scheduled to complete by Q4 2012 in time for the port to become operational that year.
Specifically, this will include the construction of a 1,000m semi-automated container terminal and a 1,400m break bulk / general cargo terminal intended to handle two million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) of containers and nine million tonnes of general cargo as an initial capacity.
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) CEO Tony Douglas commented on his pleasure in announcing another key partner who is committed to delivering a high quality solution, safely, on time and to budget.
In an earlier, exclusive interview with Construction Week, he revealed: “We’re looking for companies who can act as delivery partners. Others talk bluntly about contractors, but we’re looking for people who will make a very formal commitment.”
Key features of the latest contract include the construction of 2,400m of quay wall capping beam and associated furniture such as marine fenders, ladders and bollards, as well as filling and grading for entire 275 hectare offshore area.
The contractor will also be responsible for laying heavy duty pavement with striping and final markings, and the detailed design and construction of a diesel fueling facility, five storage warehouses and a 2-storey maintenance and repair building.
This is in addition to the construction of 23 ancillary buildings and associated structures (including fifteen 11/0.4 kV substations), a 3km dual carriageway, and the provision of site-wide utilities including electrical, drainage, sewerage, potable water, and telecoms.
Overseeing the supporting infrastructure, supply and installation of crane rails, fencing and security systems, are also assigned to the new contractor.
Strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the Taweelah industrial district, the multi-billion dollar development will consist of a new, world-class multi-purpose offshore port and one of the largest integrated industrial zones in the world.
With 420km2 of prime industrial land organised clusters for aluminium, steel, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, life sciences, food and beverages, glass, paper and other major sectors, it will also play a major role in achieving Abu Dhabi’s 2030 economic vision.