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.
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.