Milestone passed at Dubai Maritime City

Milestone passed at Dubai Maritime City
By Staff writer
Fri 01 Dec 2006 12:00 AM

Dubai Maritime City has announced the placement of the facility’s first shiplift, manufactured by Hydraudyne Rexroth.

The industrial precinct of the DMC will incorporate two shiplifts side-by-side.

One lift is designed to lift vessels up to 3000 tonnes and will be 90m long and 25m wide, but pride of place is reserved for the 140m long, 30m wide heavy lift, capable of 14 m vertical travel, hoisting vessels of 6000 tonnes.

The shiplifts will allow companies operating at Jadaf Dubai much needed room to expand their operations.

The equipment is scheduled to be operational by March 2007.

“The placement of the shiplift platform is a key milestone for Dubai Maritime City, indicating the fast pace at which the project is being developed.”

said Amer Ali, project manager of Dubai Maritime City.

“This procedure and activity is critical as it will pave the way for future developmental work at the Industrial Precinct and will provide a major boost to our iconic project and is in line with our objectives to have easy access, conformity and fulfillment of our industry requirements,” he added.

The news comes as construction on the ship repair facilities and industrial warehouses gets underway at DMC.

Several industrial workshops and warehouses, earmarked for JADAF Dubai are being built.

The relocation to Maritime City of JADAF Dubai, one of the oldest ship repair yards in the Arabian Gulf, currently located at Dubai Creek, is a vital stage in the development of the region’s marine support industry and will add significant capacity to its shipbuilding capabilities.

The 2.4 million m2 man-made peninsula between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks promises to transform the capacity of the ship repair industry in the Emirate.

“As the process gathers pace, we have initiated the construction phase of the warehouses and workshops in the industrial section, this is indeed a significant milestone for us and is in line with our objectives to have easy access, conformity and fulfilment of our industry requirements.

Dubai Maritime City is taking rapid strides to accomplish this unique concept which is set to outstrip expectations,” said Ali.

“Dubai Maritime City will be technologically advanced, environment-friendly and less labour-intensive, Now with the workshops, warehouses and support infrastructure being commissioned, we are confident that we will be able to give our existing and new members vastly improved services, both in terms of technology and facilities.

With the direct access to sea, vessels calling at Dubai Maritime City will not be limited by size,” explained Ali.

When completed, the flagship development Dubai Maritime City will be the world’s most comprehensive maritime complex, spread across 227 hectares and surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Gulf.

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