TOA-Soletanche Bachy JV is to design, construct, commission and equip the required terminal infrastructure
The world’s third-largest port operator, Dubai-based DP World has signed up infrastructure development specialists, TOA-Soletanche Bachy JV to build the infrastructure needed to expand capacity at the firm’s flagship Jebel Ali port in Dubai.
Under the terms of the contract, TOA-Soletanche Bachy JV is to design, construct, commission and equip the required terminal infrastructure, including the deepening of the channel depth to accommodate super post-panamax next generation container ships with a capacity of 18,000 TEU.
The project will see the capacity of the port expanded by four million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) with the construction of the new Terminal 3.
Upon completion in 2014, total capacity at Jebel Ali will reach 19 million TEU. The new facility will have a quay length of 1,860m, a draft of 17m, and a 70 hectare storage yard.
It will also be equipped with 19 Ship-To-Shore ‘STS’ quay cranes and 50 Rail Mounted Gantry ‘RMG’ cranes.