Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) today announced the arrival of the first pilot boat to serve Khalifa Port, when it becomes operational in Q4 this year.
The diesel engine powered boat will be used for port pilotage operations in the harbour and coastal waters at Khalifa Port and has been designed to cope with long term, heavy-duty service requirements.
It will be able to service Khalifa Port for a minimum of 20 years, and is designed by Riviera, a local company specialised in boat-building, yacht maintenance and pool-making.
“Khalifa Port is now 96% complete and we are on schedule to open in Q4 this year. We are pleased to witness the continued progress taking place on the ambitious project and the arrival of the pilot boat comes just weeks after we received the final batch of Ship to Shore cranes,” said Captain Mohamed Al Shamisi, vice president of ports unit at ADPC.