The Tender Board is expected to take up to six weeks for the evaluation, after which commercial bids will be opened. The project, 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. Han Padron was the original consultant on the port, which is the sultanate's main container facility. Salalah Port Services Companymanages the existing port. The Transport & Communications Ministry is the client (MEED 31:10:03).