International firms win Abu Dhabi Ports contract

Published: 25 April 2012 - 12:01 p.m.
By: Robeel Haq

Renowned international firm ARCADIS, together with subsidiary EC Harris, has won a won a three-year contract with Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) to provide business planning, master planning, design, engineering, programme management and training services, it announced today.

The framework contract calls for a broad scope of services, including port planning and engineering, financial and economic modeling, traffic forecasting, tariff setting, training and logistic services, risk management, navigation and pilotage, port legislation, rules and regulation and port management services.

Tim Risbridger, head of transportation in the Middle East, EC Harris said: “This contract exemplifies the joint strength of ARCADIS and EC Harris in the Middle East and is but one example of the many synergy opportunities between the two firms. Given the potential in the region and our growing presence, I foresee more of these opportunities in the near future.”

EC Harris already had an existing working relationship with ADPC, providing project control services for the newly built Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone project. But, to secure the framework contract, collaboration with ARCADIS was needed so that an even broader scope of services could be provided.

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