The bidders for the design-and-build contract for quay 2 are Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Royal Boskalis Westminster of the Netherlands, Saudi Archirodon Overseas and the local Huta-Sete.

The project scope covers the dredging of about 4 million cubic metres, with the option to dredge an additional 1 million cubic metres, and the construction of a sea wall. Additional works comprise 1.6 kilometres of sheet piling and asphalt and road works.

King Fahd port is designed to handle the export and import of solid and liquefied substances and bulk goods. It can also handle imports of iron ore and exports of bulk sulphur and fertilisers.