Abu Dhabi Port Cruise Terminal covers an area of 535 hectares and contains 21 berths with depths ranging from 6 to 15 metres and a total berth length of 4,375 metres. It’s one of four major ports in the emirates.
This project involved the construction of a proposed cruise terminal at the Abu Dhabi Zayed Port district. The civil works included some pavement and roadworks, stormwater drainage and sewerage (foul drainage) design. The project was proposed in the heart of the existing Port infrastructure. This raised several challenges with the presence of existing services and infrastructure.
AED 80 Million
2014 – 2016
Abu Dhabi Ports Company
Robert Bird Group Services:
Key technical challenges
- The primary tower structure consists of a composite slab and beam structure. Due to the long beam spans and thin slab, extensive analysis for footfall vibration was required to ensure the structure achieved code requirements and client expectations.
- Working with the existing structure and developing design solutions that strengthened rather than demolished.
- Extensive co-ordination with the mechanical engineer to develop a strategy that minimised beam penetrations and beam notches.
- Differential shortening analysis with consideration of mega truss, steel structure, concrete structure and existing structural elements
- 5 Star Greenstar
- 5 Star NABERs Energy and 4 Star NABERs Water ratings.