They are Omani Engineering Consultancy Companyand Ibn Khaldun– both local, Lebanon’s Dar al-Handasah (Shair & Partners), Kuwait Consulting & Investment Company, Halcrow, WS Atkins, Hyder Consultingand High-Point Rendel– all of the UK, Parsons Internationaland Han Padron Associates– both of the US, the Indian/Danish L&T-Ramboll Consulting Engineersand Consulting Engineering Servicesand Environmental Civil Engineering Consulting Centre– both of India.

The project, which is valued at $150 million, calls for the expansion of deepwater berths 5 and 6 and the extension of the existing eastern breakwater by a further 2.5 kilometres. Salalah Port Services Company (SPS) manages the terminal. The government is understood to be considering various financing options for the scheme. A team from the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development also visited the port in early October.