Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DoT) announced the completion of the Yas channel expansion project, enhancing safety levels of the waterway, ensuring safety of seagoers, and preserving the marine environment as part of the project.
The project comprised dredging work, including the deepening of the shallow channel entrance by 6m and expansion of its width from 130m to 260m.
DoT finished the project ahead of schedule in order to facilitate marine navigation movement and enhance safety of maritime transport during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula1 event that is hosted annually at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The new capacity will accommodate super yachts up to 180m.
Commenting on the announcement, executive director of the Maritime Sector at DoT, Captain Saif Al Muhairi, emphasised that the DoT completed the project ahead of time without compromising on its high standards and practices.
Yas Channel is expected to attract 400 luxurious yachts during Formula1 creating a positive impact on the maritime leisure sector.