Requests for proposals issued for New Port of Aqaba

23 October 2008
The Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) has issued requests for proposals to the four consortiums which have prequalified to build a new port in Jordan’s southern city.

The winning consortium will be selected by February 2009 and will form a 30-year public-private partnership (PPP) with the Jordanian government to design, build, finance and operate the New Port of Aqaba.

The new facility, built in the city’s southern industrial zone, will incorporate a general cargo and roll-on, roll-off terminal, a grain terminal and a ferry terminal.

Nine groups originally submitted financial and technical qualifications for the project. The four consortiums which were prequalified are:

  • KGL:
    KGL Investment (Kuwait)
    Gulf Stevadoring & Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia)
    Instrata Capita (Bahrain)
    Arcadis Nederland (Netherlands)
    Materials Handling Consultants (Netherlands)
    Kuwait & Gulf Link Transport Company (Kuwait)
    MNO Vervat (The Netherlands)
    Drewery Shipping Consultants (UK)
    Marco Stevadoring (The Netherlands)

  • Ayla New Port:
    Bouygues Travaux Publics (France)
    Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS (France)
    Consolidated Consultants Engineering & Environmental (Jordan)
    Ove Arup & Partners International (UK)

  • Aqaba Port Investment Company:
    Saudi Oger Ltd (Saudi Arabia)
    Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (UAE)
    Abu Dhabi Investment Company (UAE)
    Noor Jordan Kuwait Financial Investments (Kuwait)
    Joannou & Paraskevaides Overseas Ltd (UK)
    J&P Avax SA /Athena SA (Greece)
    Louis Berger (US)
    Abu Dhabi Terminals (UAE)
    J&P International (UK)

  • UDC:
    United Development Company (Qatar)
    Rent-A-Port (Belgium)
    Antwerp Port Consulting (Belgium)
    Ackermans and Van Haaren (Belgium)
    Compagnie D’Enterprise CFE SA (Belgium)

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