Oman is expected to award the contract for the OR50m ($130m) expansion of the general cargo terminal at Salalah port in August.
The expansion project is expected to take one and a half years to complete. An award was initially expected in early 2011.
The expansion of the general cargo terminal involves building an additional 1,200 metres of multi-purpose berths, a new northern breakwater, facilities for dry-bulk commodities and a new liquids jetty. The expansion will increase capacity at the terminal to 40 million tonnes of dry-bulk commodities and five million tonnes of liquid products each year.
The project also involves building 1,266 metres of multi-purpose berths, with drafts of 18 metres, a new breakwater and a new liquids jetty.
Oman’s Transport & Communications Ministry received 19 bids for the deal on 27 September 2010 (MEED 7:9:10).
The bidders include:
- Bam Contractors (Netherlands-based)
- Afcons Infrastructure (India)
- Galfar Engineering & Contracting (local)
- Consolidated Contractors Company (Athens-based)
- Ballast Nedam (Netherlands-based)
- Archirodon Construction Company (Geneva-based)
- Hindustan Construction Company (India)
- Sambu Construction Company (South Korea)
- Essar Ports & Terminals (India)
- Muhibbah Engineering (Malaysia)
- Strabag (Austria)
- National United Engineering and Contracting Company (local)
- Carillion Alawi (local/UK)
- 115 Construction and Installation (local)
- Simplex Infrastructures (India)
- Gammon India (India)
- China Harbour Engineering Company (China)
- STX Construction Company (South Korea)
- GS Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)
The expansion of the general cargo terminal is part of the $645m expansion of Salalah port that will be carried out over 20 years.