Athena scoops Khor Fakkan job

22 October 2004
Greece's Athenahas been awarded the main construction package to expand Khor Fakkan container terminal in Sharjah emirate. Athena, which was the low bidder for the project at about AED 185 million ($50 million), beat off competition from four other groups (MEED 1:10:04).
Greece's Athenahas been awarded the main construction package to expand Khor Fakkan container terminal in Sharjah emirate. Athena, which was the low bidder for the project at about AED 185 million ($50 million), beat off competition from four other groups (MEED 1:10:04).

The contract calls for the construction a 400-metre quay and two new deepwater berths. The project, which is scheduled for completion by 2006, is intended to double Khor Fakkan's existing handling capacity from 1.8 million 20-foot equivalent units a year.

Halcrowof the UK completed detailed design studies for the scheme. Sharjah Ports & Customs Authority is the client.

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