The original package was estimated to be worth $200 million-250 million and covered the dredging of about 40 million cubic metres of material along eight kilometres of the existing channel at Al-Raha and design and construction of revetments.

Australia’s Esquissehas prepared the masterplan; UK-based Maunsellis the infrastructure design and construction management consultant; and US-based Parsons Brinckerhoffis the project manager (MEED 25:11:05).