EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia receives bids for maritime complex package

28 May 2018
Contract entails the construction of several dry docks, basins, piers and utility buildings

Saudi Aramco has received bids for the next phase of the maritime package for the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries & Services facility in Ras al-Khair on Saudi Arabia’s Gulf coast.

MEED package 4, 5 and 6 covers the construction of onshore marine facilities including dry docks, basins, piers and utility buildings.

Firms understood to have submitted bids for the contracts include:

  • Archirodon (Netherlands - local subsidiary)
  • China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) (China)/Hyundai E&C (South Korea)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)

Package 3 of the scheme, covering reclamation and dredging works, was awarded in August last year to a team comprising the local subsidiary of Netherlands-based Archirodon and Huta Hegerfeld Saudia.

The scope of package 3 entails dredging and reclamation of approximately 35 million cubic metres of fill and ground improvement over an area of 7.4 million square metres.

It also includes the construction of 4,500 linear metres of concrete quay walls and wharves as well as 12,000 linear metres of rock revetments and breakwaters to protect the integrity of the complex.

The work is expected to be completed in 2020.

The maritime complex is being managed by Saudi Aramco, which last year signed a joint venture agreement with state-owned Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), UAE-based marine engineering specialist Lamprell and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to build a $5.2bn shipyard in Ras al-Khair.

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