Bam and Dutco Balfour Beatty have signed contracts for civils construction work on a reclaimed island port in Dubai.
The work is for Phase 1 of the new Terminal 4 at Jebel Ali Port. The contract is with ports operator DP World.
Dutco Balfour Beatty is developing an operational yard area with a quay length of 1.2km. Bam is building a 400m bridge and adjacent causeways. It will also construct the 2.2km, 18m deep quay wall, which is designed to accommodate the largest mega container vessels. CH2M (Halcrow) will deliver the civil works on the reclaimed island, which is north of Jebel Ali’s Terminal 2, connected to the mainland by a 3km causeway.
DP World group chairman and chief executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said: “This terminal is the big idea that will change the way ports work in the future. We will deploy the latest technology in equipping our quays and yards, and run them with the most sophisticated terminal operation systems. We have a long track record of investing proactively to expand capacity at our operations to meet changing customer needs. We are building Terminal 4 from the ground up, which enables us to future proof it for smart container ships emerging in the future.”