Saudi Aramco has signed a contract with a consortium including Saudi Archirodon Company and Huta Hegerfeld AG Saudia Company for dredging, reclamation and marine structures for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair.
Under the terms of the agreement, the contractors will carry out dredging and reclamation of nearly 37 million cubic metres of fill, in addition to ground improvement over an area of 7.4 million square metres.
The scope of the contract will include the construction of 4,500 linear metres of concrete quay walls and wharves, as well as 12,000 linear metres of rock revetments and breakwaters to protect the integrity of the complex.
Execution of the initial phase of the contract will be concluded by 2020, which will get ready the project’s land for subsequent construction of a dry dock and ship building and maintenance facilities.
The complex, which was inaugurated in November 2016, is a commercial maritime project which is set to make Saudi Arabia a strategic maritime logistics hub. It is expected to support the growth of the Saudi energy industry and help to meet the development and diversification objectives outlined by Saudi Vision 2030.
Upon completion, the facility will provide vessel and rig building, maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
Saudi Aramco senior vice president for technical services Ahmed Al-Sa’adi said: “It is an important milestone for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services, the largest of its kind in the region.
“The Complex is in line with the Kingdom’s economic diversification objectives, it will position the Kingdom as a strategic logistics hub and will create vast job opportunities.”