BK Gulf gets MEP contract for Jebel Ali Port expansion
BK Gulf has landed a contract to undertake MEP activities on the construction of a new $1.6bn container terminal at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.
The MEP contractor will provide all mechanical and electrical iinfrastructure for the new port including HV & LV distribution - substations, generators, cabling, area lighting, potable water and fire protection network for container terminal 4 (CT4).
BK Gulf will work directly under its partner company and main contractor Dutco Balfour Beatty.
The new container port is being developed on reclaimed land at sea which will ultimately support (CT4) and container terminal 5 (CT5) ports.
Phase one of the CT4 will deliver new capacity of 3.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) by 2018, taking Jebel Ali Port’s total capacity to 22.1 million TEU.
The port complex will be equipped with at least 110 cranes with a total quay length of around 11,000 metres by that time.
CT4 will be located on a reclaimed island north of the existing Terminal 2 allowing DP World to further expand capacity to a total of 7.8 million TEU in line with market demand.
As part of the project, a bridge is being built to provide access to the island from land near Terminal 2.
Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP World, is the largest marine terminal in the Middle East and the flagship facility of DP World’s portfolio of over 65 marine terminals across six continents.