Dutch construction specialist Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract worth OMR199.1m ($517m) by the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) to construct a liquid berth at Duqm port in Oman.
Under the contract, Boskalis Westminster (Oman) will be responsible for detailed engineering designs, construction of marine infrastructure, and dredging and reclamation works.
Additionally, Worley Parsons Engineering has been selected to oversee the engineering and construction works of the project, which is slated to be completed within 32 months from the date of awarding.
The project shall be executed through a unified team of specialists from SEZAD, Worley Parsons Company, and Duqm Refinery Company.
The scope of the contract includes the development and reclamation of 2.4km of the port’s 4.6km of secondary wave breakwater for the construction of the liquid quay.
The project also includes excavation of approximately 26 million cubic metres to deepen the basic and track channel at the port. In order to reclaim and fill the quay site, nearly five million cubic metres of the excavated materials will be used.
The agreement also covers the construction of 1km quay wall, as well as the installation of buoys and navigational aid devices.
Once completed, the project will enable Duqm Port to export liquid refined products and enhance its value in Oman’s economy.