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)