AD Ports, ADNOC sign MoU to explore marine refuelling facilities

AD Ports, ADNOC sign MoU for marine refuelling facilities investigation

Abu Dhabi Maritime, part of AD Ports Group and ADNOC Distribution have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore consumer-facing and industry-leading innovations with the aim of enhancing Abu Dhabi’s coastal and marine locations.

According to the terms of the new agreement, Abu Dhabi Maritime and ADNOC Distribution will create a joint working team to investigate three possible areas of collaboration: an ADNOC fuel station at Rabdan Marina, fuel stations at future marinas in Abu Dhabi, and special services (floating fuel and grocery vessel).

The suggested added services would help Abu Dhabi Maritime customers by making fuelling easier and more convenient.

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Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, the Director General of Operational Affairs at the Department of Municipalities and Transport, said: “This agreement demonstrates the unwavering commitment of the DMT, represented by Abu Dhabi Maritime, to elevate Abu Dhabi’s coastal and marine locations. 

“As representatives of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, we are dedicated to fostering innovation and advancing the development of our maritime domain.

“This strategic partnership will not only enhance the world-class facilities and services available to residents and visitors but also contribute to positioning Abu Dhabi as a leading global maritime capital.

“Together, we will unlock the untapped potential of our shores, creating a thriving and sustainable future for Abu Dhabi’s marine sector.”

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Ammar Al Shaiba, Acting CEO, Maritime Cluster – AD Ports Group, said: “Abu Dhabi Maritime understands the critical role of providing exceptional services to mariners.

“By collaborating with ADNOC Distribution, a renowned provider of premier marine service stations and retail solutions, we are committed to enhancing the satisfaction of our existing patrons and attracting new ones seeking convenience and accessibility while out on the waters.

“These efforts align with our shared vision to establish Abu Dhabi as a preeminent global maritime centre.”

Bader Saeed Al Lamki, CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Purposeful agreements of this nature align with our strategic vision and represent tremendous opportunities for innovation and ingenuity benefiting the people and the environment of Abu Dhabi.

“ADNOC Distribution and Abu Dhabi Maritime are coming together with a clear aim of pursuing targeted and ambitious developments that have been identified as having a great promise to deliver superior facilities and services for all who reside in or visit Abu Dhabi.”

Recently, AD Ports Group and China Machinery Engineering Group Corporation (CMEC GROUP), a key enterprise directly managed and owned by the central government of China, signed a MoU to establish a strategic cooperative relationship.

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