Ship movement at Jadaf Dubai not affected by construction in Garhood area
Jadaf Dubai, the ship lift operation of Dubai Drydocks World, has confirmed that the construction activities going on around its current facility in the vicinity of the Garhood Bridge has not affected the movement of mid-sized vessels with an air-draft not exceeding 6.5 meters, and that work was going on as usual.
Hamad Ibrahim Al Maghrabi, Manager, Ship Lift Operations at Drydocks World, said: “Work is continuing in all our workshops and vessel maintenance facilities in Jadaf’s current location despite the huge construction works carried out by the Roads & Transport Authority near Garhood Bridge and the Dubai Festival City across the creek. Our workflow will remain unaffected even as we complete our operations to relocate the entire Jadaf Dubai complex, including companies based here, to Dubai Maritime City. Work on the new facility is on schedule and it has already started receiving medium to relatively large sized vessels whose air-draft exceeds the limit of 6.5 meters set for Garhood Bridge. Out docks at Dubai Maritime City are being equipped with sophisticated cranes capable of handling vessels weighing up to 6,000 tons.”
Dock 1 at the new ship lift yard at Dubai Maritime City will have 31 moorings of 100 meters each, and will be equipped with a 90 meter long and 25 meter wide crane capable of lifting vessels weighing up to 3,000 tons, while Dock 2 will have 11 moorings of 150 meters each and will be equipped with a 130 meter long and 35 meter wide crane for vessels weighing up to 6,000 tons.
The ship lift complex at Dubai Maritime City would include 82 medium and small sized vessel maintenance and repair workshops, 82 warehouses of 5,000 square meters each, more than 30 commercial outlets specializing in marine accessories, spare parts, engines and oils, in addition to office units, showrooms and restaurants.