Oman government launches construction works on Duqm port

Several local construction firms will bid for the construction of one of the Sultanate’s largest ports

The Omani government has launched construction works on a 3.5km fishing port in Duqm.

The port, which aims to assist in the commercialisation of the region’s fishery resources, will be an integral part of the Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZ), designed to cater to several industries including refining, petrochemical, minerals processing, heavy industries, light manufacturing, leisure, tourism and ship repair.

The facility will be one of the sultanate’s largest ports, equipped with a pair of breakwater arms expected to extend up to 3.5km. The port also will accommodate commercial and traditional fishing boats.

Despite the possible reduction of the facility length to 2.8km, contractors bidding for the contract will be required to dredge the port basin to 6 metres, since the area lacks natural depth.

Several local construction firms have already lined up for the contract, with bids set to close on September 10.

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