Saab has been awarded a contract to manage and safeguard all traffic to, from and within the new Dubai Harbour - the first yachting community hub in the Middle East. The contract was awarded by the owner and developer of the project, Meraas, a diversified Dubai-based holding company.
Once complete in Q4 2020, Dubai Harbour will be home to the region’s largest marina. The combination of 1100 luxury yacht berths and two cruise terminals for the latest mega cruise ships with a capacity of 1.2 million passengers per year, means that there will be considerable and very varied traffic in the area.
"This project shows the versatility of our maritime solutions, that can equally well be used in container ports, marinas and the offshore industry" says Jessica Öberg, head of Saab business area Industrial Products and Services, "The project further expands our civilian footprint in the Middle East".
As per the agreement, Saab's solution will play an important role in ensuring that people sailing to and from Dubai can do so in an orderly and safe manner, regardless of weather, visibility and traffic. It will enable the operators to keep track of activities on the water at all hours of the day and to act when necessary.
Saab will also use their MaritimeControl solution to monitor the waters in and around the harbour with the use of multiple radars. Strategically placed high-resolution CCTV and infrared cameras will further enhance situational awareness.
At 7.3 billion US$, the maritime sector represents 7 percent of Dubai's GDP, underscoring the importance of the safety and efficiency that Saab's system provides.