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AED 1.4 Billion contract awarded at KPIZ 08 July 2009

AED 1.4 Billion contract awarded at KPIZ

The Al Habtoor Leighton Group has been awarded an AED 1.4 billion project at the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) by the Abu Dhabi Ports Company.

Al Habtoor Leighton Group’s (HLG) scope of work includes the construction of the on-shore port facilities and includes the construction of 47 buildings, the largest being the central facilities building which is over 300 metres long and five stories high. Also included is the associated infrastructure works which consists of a series of road networks, bridges, utility installations and hard and soft landscaping.

Work has already commenced, and the project is due for completion by September 2011.

Managing Director of the HLG, David Savage, said the award of this KPIZ project highlighted the continued strength of the Abu Dhabi construction market.

“We are delighted to have secured this important project for a quality client like ADPC,” he said.

“Abu Dhabi continues to offer strong new work prospects, particularly in large-scale infrastructure, and it is likely to be our most important market for the foreseeable future,“ he said.

KPIZ will be a multi-purpose facility located in Taweelah, Abu Dhabi and strategically placed between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The project includes the construction of a world-class container and industrial port and the development of industrial, logistics, commercial, educational and residential special economic and free trade zones.

With a number of major industrial players already committed to establishing capacity at KPIZ, the Taweelah area is set to become one of the world’s top industrial and logistics hubs.

The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is a master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones. Its purpose is to create a sustainable growth platform that spurs economic expansion and diversification for Abu Dhabi by developing world-class infrastructure, real-estate and business services in conjunction with the private sector. ADPC has been mandated to develop all ports (with the exception of oil & gas and military ports) and related infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.