AD Ports has signed an agreement with Eni Abu Dhabi to establish a marine logistics base at Mugharraq port that will support offshore drilling operations in the Al Dhafra region.

“Utilising the industry-leading infrastructure and service capability that we have on offer at Mugharraq port, Eni will be able to operate in proximity to its offshore drilling facilities,benefiting operational efficiency,” said Saif Al Mazrouei, head of ports cluster for AD Ports.

Mubarak Al Mazrouei, port director – Al Dhafra Region, AD Ports Group, added: “Mugharraq port has a rich history as a leading maritime facility in Al Dhafra region that has long supported a wide-range of offshore, general cargo, bulk and breakbulk, and commercial logistics operations.

“With enhanced capabilities to serve the GCC’s oil and gas market, as well as the recent recognition as an international port facility, Mugharraq port is now well equipped to meet both the regional and global requirements of the Middle East’s leading energy players.”

The gateway features more than 480 m of heavy lift berths, six dedicated ro-ro ramps, and over 85,000 sq m of yard space.