AD Ports Group, CHEC to Develop Net Zero Carbon Administration Centre

AD Ports Group, CHEC to Develop Net Zero Carbon Administration Centre

The terminal is expected to be operational in H1 2025

AD Ports Group and China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) sign an agreement to build buildings and topside infrastructure for CMA Terminals Khalifa Port.

The agreement includes the development of the first net zero carbon administration building to be constructed for the joint venture.

The administration building will be a highly energy-efficient building that is powered from renewable energy sources and offsets.

The terminal is expected to be operational in H1 2025. Once completed, CMA Terminals Khalifa Port will have an initial capacity of 1.8 million TEUs, will be fully integrated with Etihad Rail.

Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO, Ports Cluster – AD Ports Group, said, “We are making positive progress on the development of CMA Terminals Khalifa Port, which will be one of the most modern and innovative terminals in the region upon completion.

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"Under the guidance of our wise leadership, we are incorporating sustainability principles into our construction plan, with the development of our first net-zero administration building.

"Our design practice supports the UAE’s wider targets for building the circular economy, recycling construction and operational waste and using high recycled content materials.”

Yang Zhiyuan, CEO of CHEC Middle East Division, said, “We are proud to be selected for this flagship project, contributing to the development of what will be one of the most advanced terminals in the region.

"In particular, we will ensure that the design and construction of buildings and topside infrastructure will meet the highest architectural and sustainability standards.”

With fewer than 500 net-zero commercial buildings in the world, AD Ports Group’s first net-zero building will represent a major milestone for the company and for the UAE.

It will be one of the company’s first projects to use significant amounts of concrete with recycled content and save the equivalent of 38,721 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide over 30 years.

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