Abu Dhabi Ports has inaugurated a new Dh170 million port facility on Delma Island, as part of economic developments for the Al Dhafra region.
The new port covers a total area of 280,725 square metres on the eastern side of Delma Island, which is located to the North West of Sir Baniyas Island.
The port contains a 103 m ferry terminal, a marina with 160 wet berths and 104 dry berths, as well as other facilities including a repair yard and Adnoc marine fuelling facility.
“The Delma Port project is one that promises to be a foundation stone in the development of the Al Dhafra Region through its focus on meeting the highest quality standards,” said staff major general pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, chief of the general Authority for the security of ports, borders and free zones, and board member of Abu Dhabi Ports at the facility’s inauguration.
Al Dhafra Region was formerly known as the Western region of Abu Dhabi. The region, which encompasses two thirds of Abu Dhabi emirate and has a population of about 202,000, was renamed in March following the issuance of a law by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa.