Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC) has received bids from companies vying for the consultancy contract on a new liquid bulk jetty at the port in northern Oman.

The jetty, which is set to be constructed by 2015, is being planned to handle vessels with up to 120,000 dead weight tonnes (dwt) capacity.

SIPIC is expected to award the consultancy contract in mid-August before tendering for the project’s front-end engineering design (feed) deal.

The jetty will be built at the same time as Oman Refineries & Petrochemicals Company’s (Orpic) planned expansion of the Sohar refinery. US group CB&I Lummus are expected to completed the project’s feed phase in late August.