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Dubai Maritime City infrastructure upgrade works reach 20% completion mark

DP World’s purpose-built maritime centre is upgrading wastewater management network

Dubai Maritime City (DMC), DP World’s purpose-built maritime centre, has reached the 20% completion mark for the upgrade of its wastewater management network in the industrial precinct, it has been announced.

According to a WAM report, the network will connect DMC, Mina Rashid and P&O Marinas to the existing Dubai Municipality main infrastructure. DMC features varied facilities including workshops, warehouses, showrooms, shops, office spaces, yacht manufacturing workshops and more that are ideal for major businesses in marine services, the report added.

Currently, their customer base includes companies primarily dealing with ship lifts, ship repair and yacht manufacturing. The $3.64 million upgrade project will meet the increasing demand within the industrial hub creating an uptick in the number of occupants, it said.

Ahmed Al Hammadi, Chief Operating Officer, DMC, said: “The Industrial Precinct of Dubai Maritime City is a bustling business hub, housing leading marine companies. Currently, the occupancy rate in the district has reached 82 per cent with 299 business partners. The rapidly increasing number of occupants prompted us to initiate the upgrade of the existing effluent treatment systems to offer first-grade services for the businesses here.

“We are constantly working to ensure that our existing facilities meet our clients’ needs. Thus, supporting our mission and purpose of helping DMC’s business partners thrive and preserving the quality we offer our discerning customers, while also facilitating the wastewater treatment processes in the city,” he added.

Currently, the project team has achieved 98% of the design work and 36% of the engineering and placement of contracts related to the upgrade project that commenced in October 2020 and is scheduled for completion in Q2 of 2022.

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