The Port of Fujairah expects to award the contract for the construction of a service harbour at the port soon.

Companies that are understood to have submitted an offer for the contract include:

The scope of work includes marine works and the construction of a new quay wall as well as service harbour building.

Abu Dhabi Ports, which recently took over the development and operation of the port from Dubai-based DP World, is planning to further upgrade the port.

It said the tender for the works to deepen the port’s berths to 16.5 metres, as well as to develop a 1km quay and construct a 300,000 square metre storage yard will be released this month.

Future plans for Fujairah Port include the upgrade of its superstructures including the installation of gantry cranes and yard equipment, according to Mohamed Juma Al-Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi ports.

The port, which lies an estimated 70 nautical miles from Strait of Hormuz, is considered strategically important for the UAE’s logistics sector.