Thirty-five kilometres southwest of Dubai, Jebel Ali Port is the biggest man-made harbour in the world. It is also the biggest port in the Middle East, with 67 berths and a size of 134.68 square kilometres. To meet the port’s increasing demand one of the general cargo areas was to be converted into a “state of the art” container terminal.

The objective was to design, construct, commission and equip the required terminal infrastructure to accommodate up to approximately 4.5 million TEUs.​

The new terminal expansion consists of 1,860m of wharf, dredging berth pockets to the existing channel depth and demolition of existing buildings and cargo facilities. Paved backup areas are to be increased from 78.0 Ha to 130 Ha in a later stage, with associated buildings and services, new gate and access road, connection to main services from DEWA and the relocation of Jebel Ali’s Marine Department operations. ​

Outline design and tender documents were prepared by Royal HaskoningDHV while detailed design was carried out by the successful contractor. Royal HaskoningDHV carried out the final review of the Contractor’s Detailed Design after it had been reviewed and approved by the Independent Checking Engineer, and supervised the construction works.​