The estimated $58 million project will be tendered in three packages. MPW will issue tender documents in mid-November for the first package, which is the largest on the scheme. Estimated to be worth $35 million, it will cover the construction of an 840-metre-long breakwater, using 62,000 cubic metres of dredged material, jetties, pontoons and quays for nine naval vessels and a disposal area, dredging of about 117,000 cubic metres, and related civil, mechanical, electrical and plumbing works.

The proposed facilities will be built on Umm al-Maradem island. The project has a construction period of about 12-18 months.

The second and third packages, estimated to be worth a total of $23 million, will cover similar works on a reduced scale. The new facilities will be constructed on the islands of Auhah and Garoh. Tender documents for packages 2 and 3 will be issued in the first quarter of next year.

The consultant is Kampsax International of Denmark.