Posted on 17 January 2017
Dutch dredging company Royal Boskalis Westminster has received a Letter of Intent for a contract to develop the port of Duqm in Oman.
The contract will be awarded by Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (Sezad) and has a value of approximately 480 million euro. The final award is subject to Sezad satisfying certain conditions.
Bulk liquid berth terminal
The contract includes the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal.
The Port of Duqm is a an existing strategic dry dock and industrial free trade zone located in the Al Wusta Region between Muscat and Salalah and has been designated as a Special Economic Zone.
|Mega cutter Helios is still under construction and is to be delivered by mid-2017. Here seen in port of Rotterdam.|
Deepening of port basin
Various dredging and civil activities will be executed under the responsibility of Boskalis, including the deepening of the port basin to a depth of 18 meters.
Other activities include reclamation of new land, the construction of a quay wall with a length of one kilometer, a double berth jetty island and stone revetment.
The dredging scope will be executed by the new mega cutter Helios, which will be taken into service mid-2017, and a jumbo hopper and medium-sized trailer suction hopper dredger.
Based on the current expectations, the design activities are due to commence in the coming weeks and equipment will be mobilized mid-2017. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
This news item was originally published on the website of Boskalis.
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