Prequalification opens for New Doha Port marine works contract

01 May 2012

Package involves building quay walls and a breakwater

Contractors have been invited to submit prequalification documents by 20 June for a marine works contract at the New Doha Port Project at Mesaieed.

The contract involves the construction and installation of quay walls, basin revetments, breakwaters, and floating pontoons. It also includes dredging and reclamation works.

The port project is one of the largest infrastructure schemes in Qatar. In March, the local/Belgian Dredging International and Middle East Dredging Company (Medco) has been awarded the estimated QR4.5bn ($1.23bn) phase 2 construction contract at the New Doha Port Project in Qatar.

Phase two covers the dredging works, which involves dredging an access channel so that ships can reach the port.

In 2011, China Harbour Engineering Company (Chec) won the $880m construction contract to carry out phase one of the project, which covers excavation works at the port, having submitted the lowest bid for the deal in July 2010. This was the first major construction deal to be awarded at the port.

Australia’s WorleyParsons is the engineering consultant on the project and the US’ Aecom is the programme manager of the scheme.

The New Doha Port Project Steering Committee is the client.

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