Abu Dhabi Ports to upgrade gas network across its ZonesCorp

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Abu Dhabi Ports has announced a wide-ranging network service upgrade across ZonesCorp, the UAE’s largest operator of purpose-built economic zones, part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster, to ensure non-stop gas supply to its clients.

The system modernization will take place over the next few months as part of a comprehensive zone development plan that will reduce risk by protecting ZonesCorp’s customer facilities and ensuring an uninterrupted flow of gas to over 700 manufacturing industries across the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD).

Customers will benefit from operating within a highly optimized data-driven network, as well as detailed gas consumption and consumer analytics, once the project is completed. In addition to increased energy efficiency, the network update will meet the highest international safety and maintenance standards.

Abdullah Al Hameli
Abdullah Al Hameli
Head of Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster
Abu Dhabi Ports

“The enhancement of the gas network within our zones is part of a larger development plan aimed at providing the best services and infrastructure to our customers. We aim to maintain the highest standards in service by collaborating with premier service providers so that our valued customers can be assured of a risk-free and uninterrupted gas supply.”

By the end of 2022, ZonesCorp plans to finish the project in numerous phases, implementing the latest technology and techniques for leakage prevention, fire detection, surveillance, fire-fighting system installation and enhanced monitoring and controls.

Since its inception, ZonesCorp has aided in the shaping of Abu Dhabi’s industrial environment by developing world-class, fully integrated economic zones that have contributed significantly to the region’s successful attraction of foreign direct investment. In addition to the $3 billion invested in Workers’ Residential Cities, over $1 billion has been invested in infrastructure to attract $20 billion in industrial and logistics projects.

“A steady and secure supply of energy sources such as natural gas is the backbone of ZonesCorp’s proposition and as a crucial prerequisite for our industrial investors,” said Mr. Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, CEO of ZonesCorp.

Mr. Al Ahmed added that ZonesCorp is committed to ensuring the reliability and capacity of its infrastructure across the diverse base of businesses and industries within its highly efficient, safe, sustainable, and digitally advanced ecosystem.

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