Port of Duqm’s infrastructure network to receive boost
A consortium of Portuguese engineering and construction company MSF Engenharia and Turkish contractor Serka Taahhut has won a major package of infrastructure works at the port of Duqm in Oman.
The $281 million contract, which was awarded by the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm (Sezad), involves the construction of roads, infrastructure and buildings at the commercial terminal and operational zone areas in Port of Duqm.
The entire work is likely to be completed in 30 months, according to a statement from MSF. Under the agreement, the MSF consortium will complete work on infrastructures (potable water, firefighting, storm water drainage, sewerage, pumping stations, electrical and telecommunications networks).
The project also includes road and paving works, buildings (offices, electrical services buildings, warehouses, workshop and maintenance buildings), port crane beam and track works.
With this project, MSF makes it foray into Oman’s construction market. The Portuguese construction major has already made inroads in the GCC with big contracts in Qatar and the UAE.