zawya.com 15 Nov, 2016
Oman’s Duqm authority has signed three major agreements for building four terminals at Duqm port, a fishing harbour, associated facilities and consultancy services related to the development in the Al Wusta region. Total value of these contracts is OMR168.7 million. The first contract, which is bagged by a consortium of Turkey-based SERKA Company and Portuguese’s MSF Company, is for the second package of Duqm Port worth of OMR107.3 million. The scope of work include construction of four terminals on the commercial pier, including two for containers of about a length of 1,600 metres and 350 metres width to handle about 3.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum. There will also be a terminal for dry bulk with a capacity of about five million tonnes per annum and mixed use terminal with a capacity of 800,000 tonnes per year. The second package, also includes construction of the port’s operations area and will be completed within 30 months from the commencement date. The second agreement to build a fishing harbour, which is bagged by Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company with a cost of OMR60.7 million, will be completed within 30 months. The proposed habour is the largest fishing harbour in Oman with an area of 600 hectares. It will have facilities including a fisheries industries area for processing plants and firms specialised in fish manufacturing and canning. The fishing harbour work also includes habour with a total length of 3.4 kilometres, a fixed pier for fishing purpose of 850 metres and a fixed pier for the Royal Oman Police of 50 metres. The scope of the project also includes dredging the harbour basin up to 6 metres and land reclamation to construct port service buildings. The third agreement is for consultancy services and supervision of the fisheries harbour at Duqm and is awarded to Cering International Engineering Consulting Company, in association with AAK.