A formal contract award is expected by early December. The UK firm will also carry out the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the project.

Estimated to cost $30 million, the 14-16-month project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will cover the construction of 12 storage tanks, with a total capacity of 91,000 cubic metres, and a 115,000-cubic-metre blending facility. The storage tanks will be mainly used for jet fuel and kerosene.

Under the second phase, six multiproduct tanks, with a total capacity of 119,000 cubic metres, will be installed.