Dubai Maritime City invests $38.1mn into infrastructure

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has announced an infrastructure development project valued at $38.1m. The project will cement DMC’s position as a multi-purpose maritime hub, and further strengthen Dubai’s status as a global maritime centre.

According to a statement, the project is said to be part of the ongoing efforts to boost Dubai’s economy and enhance the efficiency of the logistics sector. It was also launched as part of DMC’s commitment to serving the modern business community and providing its customers with the best roads and facilities.

“The principles of innovation, constant development, and excellence are key pillars of Dubai Maritime City, which features a diverse range of industrial and commercial facilities. The timely launch of the infrastructure project is part of our commitment to enhance the growth of the UAE’s maritime sector. The new upgrades will certainly bring about a radical change,” said DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.

The infrastructure project includes developing networks for deep sewage, stormwater, fire, irrigation, potable water, telecommunication and roads. The sewage and stormwater networks are each serviced by a lift station.

The sewage lift station comprises of underground reinforced concrete wet well of 360m3 capacity with an above ground control room. The wet well is equipped with pumps with a capacity of 300 liters/second. The network consists of 6km sewerage pipelines, 150 manholes and house connection chambers. The stormwater lift station services an 8km drainage network with 70 manholes and 300 gully chambers, said the statement.

Executive VP Mohammed Al Muallem added, “The major upgrade to the roads and infrastructure at Dubai Maritime City is part of our efforts to support the Dubai Maritime Vision 2030, which aims to develop, regulate and enhance the local maritime industry and strengthen Dubai’s position as a world-class, premiere international maritime hub. As the world’s leading, multipurpose maritime centre, DMC caters to the local and the regional maritime community by providing all the necessary facilities to conduct their businesses.”

The new DMC infrastructure will integrate DMC with the Mina Rashid area that includes the QE2 Hotel, P&O Marinas and Marina Cubes.

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