Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €480M contract from the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman.
The contract will be officially awarded after the satisfaction of certain conditions by SEZAD, said Boskalis in a statement.
The contract includes the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal.
It will also involve various dredging and civil activities, including the deepening of the port basin to a depth of 18m, reclamation of new land, the construction of a quay wall with a length of 1km, a double berth jetty island and stone revetment.
According to Boskalis, the dredging scope will be executed by the new mega cutter Helios [pictured, artist's impression], which is currently under construction and will be taken into service in mid-2017, a jumbo hopper and a medium-sized trailer suction hopper dredger.
Design activities are set to commence in the coming weeks and equipment will be mobilised on site in mid-2017. The project is anticipated to be complete in 2020.