Port expansion sets sail

05 August 2005
The team of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) with the local/Geneva-registered Hani Archirodon has been awarded the two main construction packages on the project to rehabilitate and expand Salalah container port. The total value of the combined contract is RO 100.7 million ($258.1 million).

Six companies were bidding for the dredging and reclamation contract, which includes construction of a 2.5-kilometre breakwater, and seven for the construction of the two new berths, with the race coming down to the CCC/Hani Archirodon group and a team of Belgium's Jan de Nul and Turkey's STFA. Current capacity stands at 2.4 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which will increase to 4 million TEUs on completion of the expansion in 2007 (MEED 15:4:05).

The client on the port expansion is the Transport & Communications Ministry; the consultant is India's Consulting Engineering Services. The port is managed by Salalah Port Services, a consortium led by Denmark's AP Moller.

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