Local investment company Invest AD has invited companies to submit bids for a contract to design and build a grain terminal in the emirate of Fujairah.

When completed, the proposed facility will have a storage capacity of 200,000 tonnes and will be located near the port of Fujairah. The estimated budget for the project has not been disclosed.  

The scope of works for the contract will include:

  • Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of necessary dock equipment
  • Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of necessary conveyor equipment.
  • Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of ancillary building and equipment.

Invest AD, a subsidiary of state-owned wealth fund the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, expects the facility to be able to store 50,000 tonnes of grain within four to six months. Invest AD acknowledges certain specialist items such as conveyors, may not be installed by that time.

UK-based EC Harris is the project consultant.

Emirates Foodstuff and Mineral Water Company (Agthia) has also been planning a flour mill and grain silos complex at Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone (KPIZ) in the Taweelah area of Abu Dhabi.

However, despite approaching consultants in March, 2009, the company has not yet made any announcements regarding the construction of the facility.