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Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) designed as a multi-purpose facility that involves the construction of a world-scale container and industrial port in addition to the development of over 100 square kilometers of industrial, logistics, commercial, educational, and residential special economic and free zones. The $5 billion Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone is set to replace Abu Dhabi’s existing port facility in late 2012 and play a leading role in the United Arab Emirates’ plan to diversify its economy and industrial base. The industrial zone will include an aluminium smelter, steel mills, chemical-processing plants, food- and beverage-production facilities, and high-tech businesses.

Project Description

Khalifa Port will be built offshore and connected to the onshore industrial zone by a four-km bridge or causeway.Work in Khalifa Industrial Zone is divided in to 2 Areas and includes

  • Area A (50 sq. km) includes a port, a heavy industry, a medium and heavy industry and trade and logistics areas.
  • Area B (95 sq. km) includes residential, commercial, retail, heavy industry, medium and light industry, high technology and trade and logistics areas.

The Khalifa Port will be developed in 5 phases and will include a container handling terminal and piers for handling raw and bulk cargos. Khalifa Industrial Zone will be developed in 2 Areas (A and B). It will comprise of free zones, offering 100% foreign ownership to companies and individuals. KPIZ will cater to a number of industrial clusters, including base metals, heavy machinery, transport vehicle assembly, chemicals, shipyards, building materials, processed foods and beverages, light manufacturing and assembly, small and medium enterprises, trade and logistics, information and communication technology, alternative energy and others. The first phase of the port will have a container and break-bulk terminal with a capacity of 2 million 20-foot equivalent units and 6 million tonnes of general
cargo a year.


Abu Dhabi Ports Company

Project Location

The haul road is to be east of Sheik Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd (E11) ties in to 22nd St, 23rd St and then crosses E11 over the bridges at junctions 371 and 375.

Role of RTC Consultants

RTC Consultants have been commissioned to design, build and maintain a temporary haul road within Area B, that can be used by the 1001-240 as well as 1001-251 contractor to haul material from the borrow areas B1 and B2 to the exit points of the site over bridge crossings at junction 371 and 375 across Abu Dhabi – Dubai expressway (E11).

Scope of Works

As a Sub-Consultant RTC has carried out the following:

  • Ensure whenever possible, that a sufficient number of traffic lanes to accommodate vehicle traffic volumes are provided
  • Ensure that delays and traffic congestion are kept to a minimum and within acceptable levels
  • Ensure that appropriate/sufficient warning and information signs are installed and that adequate guidance is provided to delineate the travel paths through the work site
  • Ensure that the work area is free of hazards and that all road users are adequately protected from excavations and obstructions.
Project Duration

Quarter One 2008 – Quarter Four 2012

Project Value

5 Billion US$

Total Land Use

145 sq. km
For more information please contact
Mona Nasr,