We were awarded the logistics contract by Al Naboodah to deliver construction materials and equipment for the development of airport facilities on the island.
Surrounded by oil & gas fields, Das Island can be found 220 km off the coast of Abu Dhabi. In conjunction with the main contractor Al Naboodah, we assisted in the construction of a runway and airport facilities. We also played a key role as subcontractors for the delivery of all construction materials.
- The marine transport of 560,000 tonnes of loose fill and processed aggregates from Ras Al Khaimah to Das Island.
- The aggregates were transported over a period of six to seven months.
The provision of two RORO/landing craft to transport loaded trucks plus general freight from our jetty to Das Island and return for a period of 390 days.
- The provision of spud and jetty pontoon barges at Das Island in order to secure and offload the aggregate barges.
Das Island is one of ADNOC Petroleum Port Authorities and the biggest in the UAE. All works and operations were undertaken with extreme caution and a very high standard of HSE, as the port is considered a strategic export harbour.
All units working in the project was vetted and approved by ADNOC –PPA , the project started with 7 units ( 1 landing craft, 1 spud barge , 1 assistance tug, 2 towing tugs and 2 x 10,000.00 Tonnes of aggregate barges)- in later stage 5 more units were added to the project ( 1 extra landing craft, 2 towing tugs and 2 x 10,000 tonnes aggregate barge)- total 12 units working in this project.
The working/operations area was very close to the Das harbor ( around 500 meters to the south) with heavy traffic of in-out bound vessels to the harbor. So Das port regulations and maintaining proper communications was a challenge.