Very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty is first of its kind to be built on the Indian Ocean coast of the Arabian Peninsula
Six Construct has announced the completion of its marine works project at the Port of Fujairah on the Eastern coast of the UAE.
The contractor had been awarded the contract for the design and construction of a very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty at the port, and was also responsible for the civil works and furniture installation of the maritime structures. The topside work was completed by the Singapore Rotary, a statement released by Six Construct said.
Located approximately 70 nautical miles from the Strait of Hormuz, the Port of Fujairah is the only multi-purpose port on the Eastern seaboard of the UAE. The VLCC jetty is the first-of-its-kind to be built on the Indian Ocean coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
“Working in marine environment is a challenge in itself, especially when driving 65m piles in deep water (26m). Pile driving methods instead of pile drilling methods were adopted at the early stage of the works, and precast elements have been designed in accordance with the lifting constraints of the project,” explained Pierre Sironval, Managing Director of Six Construct.
“We also installed a concrete line which connected to the breakwater to minimise the offshore in-situ concrete.
“Despite the numerous challenges and issues faced, the flexibility and the determination of the team have made this project a success. Six Construct takes pride in providing the Port of Fujairah with a world-class terminal, which will open a new era in the Gulf of Oman.
“We are also pleased to report that the port received their very first very large crude carrier on 25 August, 2016.”
The inauguration of Fujairah’s first VLCC jetty will be celebrated on 21 September 2016.