Jordan’s Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) is seeking interest by 27 August from a joint venture of international and local consultancy companies for the contract to undertake a study to assess all navigational zones and ship terminals at Aqaba port with a view to upgrading the port’s navigation aids and anchoring mooring buoy.

ADC said the study is required due to the changes and challenges posed on the port by the construction and development of new container and passenger ports, new berths and other port facilities especially along the port’s northern coast line.

In addition to executing the study, the selected consultancy team will assist ADC in the preparation of the design and tender documents.

In March, ADC received interest from consultancy firms for the contract to update its ports masterplan.

ADC also invited expressions of interest from contractors for the project to expand the marine works and grain silos at the second phase of Aqaba port in May 2016. This package is being funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

ADC develops and manages the port and airport located at Jordan’s Aqaba Special Economic Zone. Aqaba port on the Red Sea is Jordan’s sole marine terminal and outlet.