Alba Tec to develop marine facilities at Abu Dhabi's Marfa Port

abu dhabi port felibrilu flickrConstruction company Alba Tec has been awarded a US$5.4mn contract by ports developer ADPC to manage the second phase development of Marfa Port in the Al-Gharbia region of Abu Dhabi

ADPC announced that the total project cost of both phases is US$10mn, with the first phase of development having cost US$4.6mn.

Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of ADPC, said, "The development of Marfa Port is one of our most important projects in the Al-Gharbia region. The investment in port facilities and improved infrastructure will support and facilitate this development in the years ahead."

Marfa Port was built in the 1970s, and has been a prime location for fishing and pearl diving, but now the Abu Dhabi government is keen to promote it for tourism and develop the area substantially as part of the 2030 Economic Plan, added Al Shamisi.

Akram Chalich, managing director of Alba Tec Construction and Development, said, "We are committed to delivering the project on time and to the highest quality standards. All of the buildings will be sustainable, meeting the ESTIDAMA Pearl 2 rating standards using green materials and energy."

The first phase of development, which is almost complete, is focussed on improving port facilities. The second phase of the development will develop landside infrastructure and new marina facilities, including an administration building, fish-market, supermarket, café and new restaurant building. There will be retail units for boat maintenance businesses and provision for dry boat parking as well.

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