Boskalis secures €480m deal to develop port of Duqm in Oman


Netherlands-based Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has won a contract from the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (Sezad) to develop the port of Duqm in Oman.

The new €480m deal is subject to certain conditions as proposed by Sezad.

The contract's letter of intent includes the engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal to be constructed at the port.

In addition, Boskalis will be involved in the deepening of the port basin to a depth of 18m, reclamation of new land and construction of a 1km long quay wall, as well as a double berth jetty island and stone revetment.

A new mega cutter Helios, as well as a jumbo hopper and medium-sized trailer suction hopper dredger, will be employed to carry out the proposed dredging activities.

"Boskalis will be involved in the deepening of the port basin to a depth of 18m, reclamation of new land and construction of a 1km long quay wall."

Design activities for the planned port development project are set to begin in the coming weeks, while equipment will be mobilised by mid-2017.

The development is scheduled to be completed by 2020.

Separately, Boskalis has also won various contracts to develop different projects in the Netherlands, collectively valued at over €200m.

One of the deals includes the expansion and doubling of the N62 road Tractaatweg in the Zeeland province, with an investment of around €30m.

Furthermore, the Dutch Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) announced its intention to award a contract to Boskalis and Van den Herik, under the second phase of their Twentekanalen canal expansion project.