EPC contracting firm Heavy Engineering Industries and Shipbuilding Company (Heisco) has announced that its consortium has won a contract worth $160.2m (KD48.74m) from the Kuwait Port Authority for rehabilitation of berths in the Shuwaikh port, reported TradeArabia.

The consortium includes Heisco’s subsidiary Gulf Dredging and General Contracting and Hyundai Engineering and Construction.

Based in Kuwait, Heisco has presence in the fields of oil and gas, petrochemicals, power, pressure equipment manufacturing, shipbuilding, and repair, dredging, and marine construction.

Furthermore, the firm specialises in civil construction, conservation, and other industrial services.

According to the contract, the consortium will renovate berths 1 to 7, offering 1,330m berth length for general cargo (berths 2 to 7) and bulk cargo (berth 1).

The new berths will need special berthing and mooring amenities to handle general cargo, container vessels, and bulk carriers.

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These berths will feature mobile cranes with a 600 tonnes capacity, and reach stackers.

In April 2022, Heisco secured a marine construction works contract from the US Army in Kuwait.

The value of this contract is $25.6m (KWD7.33m).

Heisco had stated that the qualification for the tender would be officially declared at a later date.

The project comprises “marine construction and repair works”.

In a report published on Kuwait Bourse, Heisco stated, “We would like to inform you that we have received a letter from the US Army Administration awarding this contract to our affiliated company.”

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Image: The new berths at the port will need special berthing and mooring amenities to handle general cargo, container vessels, and bulk carriers. Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.