The contract covers the construction of an 840-metre-long breakwater, jetties, pontoons and quays for nine vessels and a disposal area, dredging of about 117,000 cubic metres and related civil, electrical and mechanical works. The proposed facilities will be built on Umm al-Maradem island and take 12-18 months to complete.

Two other packages are to be tendered on the project. Totalling KD 6.9 million ($23 million), the packages will involve the construction of similar facilities on the islands of Auhah and Garoh. The consultant is Denmark’s Kampsax International.