Target Engineering's first marine project was in 1980 when it built the ADDCAP Wharf at Saadiyat Island; this was followed by the Abu Dhabi Coast Guard Marine Base in 1984, the Das Harbour Remedial Works in 1989 and the ADGAS Construction Jetty on Das Island in 1997. Major projects since then, include the Construction of Sea Arm for Export Jetty, RRE-7 for TAKREER, 400 KV Overhead Transmission Line involving the construction of artificial islands in the sea, the Installation of Sub Sea Pipelines for DEWA Desalination Plant at Jabel Ali,Dubai, the Qatar - Ras Abu Fontas A1 and B1 Desalination Plants, the GASCO NGL 4 - Ruwais Sea Water Cooling System, the Ruwais Industrial Harbour, the Ship Lifts at Mesaieed and the Liesure Marinas at Al Bandar (141 berths) for ALDAR, and the Dubai - Palm Jumeirah Anchor Marina (522 berths) for NAKHEEL.
In response to the rapid increase in marine reclamation & construction activities, demand of waterfront properties, the company's continued projects in Das Island & offshore areas; and the consequent need for dedicated, economical transport & marine construction vessels, the company strategically acquired several marine vessels and equipment that helped Company secure several key marine projects in the UAE and Qatar.
The Marine Division of the Company is fully equipped with more than 30 Marine vessels - dredgers, landing crafts, tug boats, transportation and construction barges with 300 Tons crane, long boom excavators, vibro hammers & water jetting equipment, spuds and self elevating platforms and several motor boats fully licensed to sail in UAE and Qatar waters. The marine fleet are supported & serviced by the Mussafah based 8000 sq.m. - Logistics and Maintenance Support centre with around 200 m of sea access affording easy accessibility for loading / unloading and repairs. Further all underwater works are undertaken by IMCA qualified divers duly supervised and supported by Certified Decompression Chambers and Diving Stations.
The Company also has agency agreement with EZ Dock for floating light duty marine pontoons and an under license manufacturing facility for Heavy Duty Concrete Breakwater and Floating pontoons at Sharjah Hamriyah Free Zone Facility with an ease access to sea.
Target Engineering has a Special Category classification for Marine Works and has its own Design Engineering Team. The design capability is greatly augmented by the majority shareholding in IDROTEC srl, an Italian specialist design engineering company, whose services can be used for projects on priority.