averda wins Khalifa Port Container Terminal bid
averda, one of the largest environmental solutions providers in the region, is proud to announce its winning bid to provide specialised environmental services to Khalifa Port Container Terminals (KPCT), in Abu Dhabi.
On September 3, Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and Vice-Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, acknowledged the successful completion of Khalifa Port through a formal visit to view operations at the state-of-the-art flagship container terminal, the most technically advanced in the region.
KPCT was also honoured by the attendance of members of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council who witnessed the port’s innovative technology and sophisticated engineering in action.
The contract was awarded through Abu Dhabi Terminals (the manager and operator of KPCT) based on averda’s strategic approach towards environmental solution methodology, its sector expertise and ability for quick mobilisation of its specialised fleet.
Under the terms of the contract, averda will provide KPCT with janitorial services, street cleaning, and the collection of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. averda will also ensure the proper disposal of waste in order to protect the environment.
Designed with a 16 metres draft and a 4.0 kilometres quay wall, Khalifa Port features the latest technology and is capable of accommodating the largest container ships currently afloat.
The initial annual capacity of the port is 2.5 million TEU’s of container traffic and 12 million tons of general cargo. The offshore Port has been constructed on a reclaimed Port Island with an offshore area extending over 2.7 square kilometres and the Container Terminal situated more than four kilometers out to sea.
Khalifa Port launched operations on September 1, 2012.