Consultants line up for Duqm masterplan

02 January 2008
Town planners have invited firms to bid by 18 February for a contract to prepare a masterplan for a free zone and industrial area at Duqm in the Al-Wusta region.

The prospective bidders are Germany’s Fichtner, Japan’s Pacific Consultants International, Egypt’s Hamza Associates and Lebanon’s Khatib & Alami.

The project is the latest to be planned for Duqm and will be awarded by The Supreme Committee for Town Planning. The Transport and Communciation Ministry is also evaluating technical bids for the contract to build a ship repair and drydock complex at Duqm port.

South Korea’s Hanjin Heavy Industries, China Harbour Engineering Company, Iran’s Saff Offshore Industries Company, the local Galfar Engineering & Contracting with South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction, and India’s Larsen & Toubro have all submitted bids for the port work.

The contract includes two 410-metre docks, 2.8 kilometres of quay wall, crane foundations and office buildings (MEED 26:10:07).

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