Oman Transport Project of the Year

29 March 2013

New Port and Dry Dock Complex at Duqm

Entrant: Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Project owner: Ministry of Transport & Communications
Project contractor: CCC/STFA – Jan De Nul consortium
Engineering consultants: Haskoning, Khatib & Alami

Description: Oman’s government has planned a wave of port projects along its eastern seaboard to capitalise on this strategic location, away from the congested Arabian Gulf.

The Port of Duqm is one of these port schemes and is due to be completed in 2015. The facility will play a major role in the export of refined and non-refined Omani minerals and has the potential to be a trans-shipment hub serving Africa, Middle East and India trade flows.

The Duqm port is set to partially open some of its quay wall in March 2013 to showcase its emerging capabilities to potential international investors. It will also feature 9.6 kilometres of breakwater and will be able to handle ships with a capacity of upto 150,000 deadweight tonnes. The dry dock at the port will handle the maintenance and repair of ships with a capacity of up to 600,000 tonnes.

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