Delma Port’s second phase of development

In support of its ongoing development of Al Dhafra Region, Abu Dhabi Ports has announced the completion of the second phase of development at Delma Port.

A key focus of the second phase of the development was the construction of a dedicated 315-metre quay wall. It was designed to specifically satisfy the demands of Delma Island’s and Al Dhafra region’s long-standing maritime community.

Capable of accommodating up to 60 boats, the expansion project will allow the region’s recreational and commercial vessels to easily transfer and relocate from the old Delma Port to the new port.

When phase one of the new port was inaugurated in 2017 as a modern replacement of the old port, it featured a 103-metre-long quay for a ferry terminal that meets the commercial and community requirements of Delma Island, a marina with 160 wet berths and 104 dry berths for fishing and recreational craft, a repair yard, an administration building, a fish market, and the ADNOC marine fuelling station, making it one of the largest multi-purpose ports in Al Dhafra.

The second phase of the development also saw the creation of a new protection breakwater that will shelter the northern half of the harbour which, as part of the project, was dredged to six metres in depth.

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