Inaugurated in December 2012, Khalifa Port is a flagship state-of-the-art port gateway to Abu Dhabi. Khalifa Port now handles all of Abu Dhabi’s container traffic following the 100% TEU traffic transition from Mina Zayed and is expected to break the Emirate’s cargo records with its paperless, digital high-technology.
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), a master developer and manager of commercial ports and industrial zones in the Emirate proudly features the only semi-automated container terminal in a radius of 5,000 km.
Khalifa Port is crucial to the ADPC megaproject which includes Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), consisting of 51 sq. km. It offers direct access for all companies setting up in Kizad. With the commencement of commercial operations at Khalifa Port’s unique semi-automated container terminal Abu Dhabi has seen record cargo traffic.
Prepared and ready
During the first quarter of 2012 ADPC issued a tender for the supply of OSR equipment to fulfill their Oil Spill Contingency Plan (OSCP) for the newly opened Khalifa Port. Lamor participated in this through authorized distributers, Fender Spill and Response Services (FSRS) of Fujairah, and was awarded a contract to supply a total of 2700 m oil containment boom and an oil skimmer system.
The scope of supply included Lamor Beach Sealing Boom (BSB) inclusive of associated accessories, Lamor near shore air inflated boom (ILB), Lamor Offshore Boom on hydraulically operated reels and Lamor Solid Floatation (SFB) contractor type boom. “The skimmer system delivered was a shallow draft Manta Ray Weir type skimmer with associated transfer pump and hose set,” says Lamor’s Geraint Richards VP Middle East & India.
“The delivery of equipment was made on time as per ADPC’s terms and conditions. Moreover, within the scope of supply there was provision for equipment commissioning and training on site which was delivered in October 2012. We gave 15 ADPC personnel specialist product training. Commissioning of the delivered equipment was conducted by FSRS and two personnel from Lamor Clean Globe Oman (LCGO),” notes Richards.
During the past 12 months Lamor has delivered OSR equipment to the following ports in the region: Alexandria Sea Port, Cochin Port, Khalifa Port, King Fahd Industrial Port, Yanbu, Salalah Port, and Doha Port. “The delivery of OSR equipment and its associated training to ADPC demonstrates a growing trend amongst port operators in the Middle East and India region for meeting OSCP requirements and upgrading of equipment that is obsolete, “concludes Richards.