Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD Group) has started working on the development of Abu Dhabi Food Hub, Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi and other projects within its Area B1 in KEZAD Al Ma’mourah.
The infrastructure work has cost AED330 million ($89.8 million). These investments are part of AD Ports Group’s five-year organic capex programme of AED15 billion ($4 billion) planned between 2023 and 2027.
AECOM, one of the world’s largest infrastructure consultancies, has been awarded the design for secondary infrastructure within the Food and Auto Hubs.
UAE-based, Saif Bin Darwish, has been appointed as the contractor for primary infrastructure works that have commenced in Area B1.
The project for KEZAD Al Ma’mourah Area B1 will reportedly cater to a diverse range of industries and communities, encompassing several elements, including logistics hub, media hub, light manufacturing, staff accommodation services, social amenities, and so on.
There will also be commercial centres and a hotel, attracting businesses looking to capitalise on the strategic location and integrated business ecosystem in KEZAD.
Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, CEO of Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, said: “Our development in KEZAD Al Ma’mourah Area B1 is one of the largest undertakings thus far.
“The infrastructure being built for the strategically vital businesses, services and solutions that will be housed there will be state-of-the-art, in the truest sense, adding value to the overall Abu Dhabi proposition as one of the largest and most advanced industrial, trade and logistics ecosystem of the world, in light of the vision of the leadership of the country,” Ahmed added.
Maher Aboud, CEO, Ghassan Aboud Group said: “The development of the Abu Dhabi Food Hub and the Global Auto Hub – Abu Dhabi, both covering 3.3 square kilometres each, along with other large scale industrial developments in the area are a testament to the UAE’s commitment to strengthening its food supply chain and bolstering its position as a global trade hub.
“The food and auto hubs represent more than 6.5 square kilometres of transformative ecosystems in their respective sectors, in line with the country’s ambitions to strengthen its non-oil economy.
“The projects will comprise of fully integrated elements providing customers a seamless business experience and world class services,” continued Aboud.