Experts from US-based CH2M have been selected by marine terminal operator DP World to provide design review and site supervision services to support the delivery of the civil, mechanical and electrical works for the new Container Terminal 4 at Jebel Ali Port, Dubai.
The deep-water port is claimed to be world’s largest man-made harbour, as well as the largest and busiest port in the Middle East.
Under phase 1, Terminal 4 will add 3.1 million twenty-foot equivalent (teu) unit in cargo capacity by 2018, raising Jebel Ali Port’s total capacity to 22.1 million teu.
The port will be equipped with approximately 110 cranes with a total quay length of around 11,000m.
Under phase 2, DP World plans to expand Terminal 4’s capacity to a total of 7.8 million teu, adding an extra operational yard with a quay length of 1,000m.
CH2M project director Haider Musa said: "Our 40 years of knowledge and experience at the port will serve us well in the delivery of this state-of-the-art container terminal."
In 2014, DP World opened the new Jebel Ali Container Terminal 3 (T3) in Dubai, which was claimed to be the world’s largest semi-automated facility. It featured 19 automated quay cranes and 50 automated rail mounted gantry (RMG) yard cranes and operated by remote-control technology.
Image: CH2M to provide design review and site supervision services for new Jebel Ali Port Container Terminal 4. Photo: courtesy of CH2M.