Global engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV UK, along with Hyundai Engineering & Construction, has been contracted to provide front-end engineering design (FEED) for a new maritime yard in Ras Al-Khair, Saudi Arabia.
Scheduled to be complete in five months, the FEED development work will integrate Royal HaskoningDHV’s shipyard consultancy experience and Hyundai’s experience in engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) activities.
Once completed, the work will provide comprehensive technical knowledge for all elements of the shipyard’s design.
To be situated on the Arabian Gulf, the new yard will include a shipyard facility for large shipbuilding, large ship repair, offshore rigs fabrication, and offshore support vessel repair.
Royal HaskoningDHV project director Adrian Arnold, said: “Maritime yards must be globally competitive with facilities which are cost-effective, operationally flexible, and durable.
“This project combines four different yards into a single development, creating significant opportunities for economies of scale and enhancing the country’s economic development.”
The proposed maritime yard will feature seven fully-equipped dry docks, two basins and five piers, a shiplift system, workshops, warehouses, and utility services areas.
It is also comprised of office buildings, living quarters, and recreational facilities for over 10,000 workers.
In 2014, Royal HaskoningDHV conducted an initial market study for the yard.
With 6,000 employees across the globe, the company currently has serves public and private clients in more than 150 countries.
Image: The new maritime yard will have seven fully-equipped dry docks, two basins and five piers, a shiplift system and other facilities. Photo: courtesy of Royal HaskoningDHV.