An artist's impression of the Dubai Maritime City, a Dubai World enterprise. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai Maritime City has announced the launch of a Dh140 million infrastructure project to develop road, water, telecom and other facilities at the maritime hub.

The project aims to further cement Dubai’s status as a global maritime centre, and is part of the Dubai Maritime Vision 2030.


The project will also include networks for deep sewage and stormwater, as well as fire, irrigation and potable water, DMC announced.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World said: “The principles of innovation, constant development, and excellence are key pillars of Dubai Maritime City, which features a diverse range of industrial and commercial facilities. The timely launch of the infrastructure project is part of our commitment to enhance the growth of the UAE’s maritime sector. The new upgrades will certainly bring about a radical change.”

What the project includes

The infrastructure project includes developing networks for deep sewage, stormwater, fire, irrigation, potable water, telecommunication, and roads. The sewage and stormwater networks are each serviced by a lift station.

The sewage lift station comprises of underground reinforced concrete wet well of 360m3 capacity with an above ground control room. The wet well is equipped with pumps with a capacity of 300 liters/second. The network consists of 6km sewerage pipelines, 150 manholes and house connection chambers. The stormwater lift station services an 8km drainage network with 70 manholes and 300 gully chambers.

The fire and irrigation networks are served by a combined pump station, consisting of an underground tank of 460m3 for firefighting and 1240m3 for irrigation. They support a firefighting network of 38 hydrants and 5.5km of pipelines, the irrigation tank supports 39 valve chambers and a pipeline of 6km. The other networks consist of 6km of potable water, 10km telecom and 7km of road.

The new DMC infrastructure will integrate DMC with the Mina Rashid area that includes the QE2 Hotel, P&O Marinas and Marina Cubes.