The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) has awarded a contract worth $517.1m (OMR199.1m) to Boskalis Westminster for the construction of a liquid berth at Duqm port.
The planned berth will allow Duqm Port to export liquid refined products, said SEZAD in a statement.
Under the terms of the deal, Boskalis Westminster will carry out detailed engineering designs, construction of marine infrastructure, and dredging and reclamation works.
Meanwhile, Worley Parsons Engineering has been engaged to oversee the engineering and construction works of the project, which is expected to be completed within 32 months from the date of the awarding of the contract.
The scope of the project includes the development and reclamation of 2.4km of the port’s 4.6km of secondary wave breakwater for the construction of the liquid quay. It will also involve the excavation of around 26 million cubic metres to deepen the basic and track channel at the port.
Around 5 million cubic metres of the excavated materials will be used to reclaim and fill the quay site.
The contract also covers the construction of 1km quay wall, as well as the installation of buoys and navigational aid devices.
According to SEZAD, oil tanks and warehouses for bulk materials and facilities will be built on the reclaimed area once the project is completed. The refined products that will be handled at the berth will include naphtha, jet fuel, diesel, high sulphur fuel oil (HSFO), and liquefied petroleum gas.