Oman signs OMR 169 M deal to build Duqm port terminals

Oman’s Duqm authority has recently 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. The total value of these contracts is OMR 168.7 million, according to a press release from Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad).
The first contract, which was bagged by a consortium of Turkey-based SERKA Company and Portuguese’s MSF Company, for the second package of Duqm Port worth of OMR 107.3 million, includes 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.
The scope of work also involves 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, which is one of the most prominent projects at the port, 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 was bagged by Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company at a cost of OMR 60.7 million, will be completed within 30 months.
The fishing harbour work 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 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 was awarded to Cering International Engineering Consulting Company, in association with AAK.
These agreements form part of the government’s commitment to complete Sezad infrastructure to achieve the Sultanate’s economic plan.

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