South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction has been awarded two contracts, totalling AED 745 million ($202 million), for the stage 1, upland facilities on the Jebel Ali new container terminal project.

Contract LCC2 covers the installation of 1.4 million square metres of concrete block paving, 44,000 square metres of asphalt pavement, 25,000 metres of crane rails, 2,500 tonnes of structural steelwork, 7,500 concrete piles and high and low-voltage electrical works. Contract LCC3 covers the construction of nine buildings. The local/UK Dutco Balfour Beatty was the other bidder.

Hyundai is working on the quay wall package and Belgium’s Jan de Nul Dredging is the dredging and reclamation contractor. The works are part of an estimated $14,000 million scheme to increase the port’s annual handling capacity to over 50 million TEUs by 2030 from 10 million TEUs.

Scott Wilson of the UK is the consultant for the infrastructure; US-based Parsons International is the project manager; DP World is the client (MEED 10:2:06).