AD Ports Group signs land lease agreement with Audex Pte Ltd - Abu Dhabi
AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has signed a land lease agreement for 30 years with Audex Pte Ltd a wholly owned subsidiary of PEC Ltd, a leading integrated project and maintenance solutions provider to the energy, petrochemical, terminal and pharmaceutical industries, with fabrication facilities spread across Asia and the Middle East.
The AD Ports Group’s agreement with Audex will involve the EPC company setting up their engineering fabrication facilities in UAE at Khalifa Port close to the east berth. The investment in the facility will be made by Audex Pte. The move will facilitate setting up a fully dedicated single source facility in Abu Dhabi that will support EPC and modular process and gas compression projects as well as maintenance projects.
Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer, Ports Cluster, part of AD Ports Group, said: “With AD Ports Group expanding its reach into new geographies and evolving to include more solutions, being home to companies that share our vision of supporting global infrastructure is critical. We are proud that Audex has recognised the strategic location and capabilities of Khalifa Port, and we are confident that our infrastructure, digital solutions and services will allow them to deliver on their role as an EPC contractor within this region and beyond. We hope that this agreement will further enhance the exisiting areas of cooperation between the UAE and Singapore, and brings us closer to the wider Asia-Pacific region.”
Robert Dompeling, PEC’s Group CEO, commented: “Our move to establish engineering facilities outside Singapore early in our corporate history has given PEC a comparative advantage to take hold of opportunities presented to us. Since establishing our presence in Fujairah, UAE in 2007, we were able to support the development of several major storage facilities in the Middle East largest oil hub. With this new investment in an engineering fabrication facility at Khalifa Port, we will be able to take advantage of its strategic location and extensive international network to further expand our footprint to support the Group’s modular business, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) works and maintenance services in the UAE and around the region.”
Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is a master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones. The objective of ADPC is to act as an enabler for development and trade and facilitate its contribution to the diversification of the national economy. In doing so, it will provide its customers and stakeholders with the highest levels of service in a responsive and transparent manner.
ADPC was established in March 2006 by Emiri Decree No. 6 of 2006 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of the restructuring of the commercial ports sector in the Emirate and was given control and regulatory enforcement power over all commercial ports assets previously owned by the Abu Dhabi Seaports Authority (ADSA).