Local and international groups have been invited by the local Ports & Shipping Organisation (PSO)to bid for the estimated $410 million phase 2 contract on the Shahid Rajaee container port project at Bandar Abbas. The mid-October tender issue coincided with PSO releasing invitation to bid (ITB) documents for a second port development at Bushehr commercial port, also in the south.
Under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Shahid Rajaee port, the successful bidder will be required to build about two kilometres of berths with an alongside depth of 16 metres, dredge secondary basins and reclaim a total of about 7 million cubic metres of land. Additional works cover: the construction of a container stacking yard; the supply, installation and commissioning of loading and unloading equipment for the container terminal, including post-Panamax gantry cranes; and rubber-tyred gantry cranes for the stacking yard. The phase 1 dredging and reclamation contract was awarded to the Netherlands' Royal Boskalis Westminsterand a local partner earlier this year. On the second port development, PSO has invited local and international consortia to carry out EPC works at Bushehr's commercial port. The project's scope calls for the construction of 410 metres of berths, dredging of an entrance channel and basin and reclamation of about 9 million cubic metres as well as construction of about 850 metres of breakwater and dykes. The estimated project cost is $53 million. The client has not stipulated a bid deadline on either project. PSO's consultant on both projects is the local Darya Sazeh Consulting Engineering Company.