• 07-02-2022

AD Ports, Eni Abu Dhabi ink contract to create logistics base at Muharraq Port

Under the agreement, AD Ports Group will develop a dedicated quay wall and an assembly yard and provide the needed workforce and logistical equipment.

AD Ports Group signed an agreement on Monday with Eni Abu Dhabi, the Dubai-based subsidiary of the Italian multinational oil and gas giant, to establish a marine logistics base at Muharraq Port to support offshore drilling operations in the Al Dhafra region.

Supporting offshore operations

Under the agreement, the group will develop a dedicated quay wall and an assembly yard and provide the needed workforce and logistical equipment. Moreover, the deal allows Eni Abu Dhabi to utilize the port's modern infrastructure and strategic location and its proximity to its offshore oil and gas facilities to support the company.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome Eni Abu Dhabi, a major player in the global energy industry, who leads several offshore operations around the world, to join our flourishing industrial, maritime community within the Al Dhafra region,"

AD Ports Group Head of Ports Cluster, Saif Al Mazrouei, stated.

Also added that "by utilizing the industry-leading infrastructure and service capability that we have on offer at Mugharraq Port, Eni will be able to operate in proximity to its offshore drilling facilities and enhance operational efficiency."

Major developments

The port has undergone extensive developments over recent years, with considerable investments from AD Ports Group to boost its logistics infrastructure and further enhance its capacity to meet the rapidly evolving offshore oil and gas sector needs.

"With enhanced capabilities to serve the GCC'sGCC's oil and gas market, as well as the recent recognition as an international port facility, Mugharraq Port is now well equipped to meet both the regional and global requirements of the Middle East'sEast's leading energy players,"

AD Ports Port Director- Al Dhafra region, Mubarak Al Mazrouei stated.

ISP'sISP's certification

The port was recently recognized as an international port facility by the UAE'sUAE's Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure as per the guidelines of the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS Code). Mugharraq Port can now receive and serve international and local vessels as part of its new status.