SEZAD Signs Government Dock Infrastructure Agreement of at Duqm Port
On 10 February 2016, H.E. Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al-Jabri, Chairperson of Board of Directors of Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD), signed an agreement with the Combined Group Contracting Company for the implementation of the fourth package of Duqm Port on infrastructure of the government dock. Mr. Abdulrahman Mousa Al-Marouf, Chairperson of the executing company, signed on its part. It is noteworthy that Combined Group Contracting is a Kuwaiti joint-stock company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange.
The total project cost shall be OMR 55.4 million and implementation shall take (30) months from the date of awarding in addition to (30) days of preparations.
The government dock is the first integrated dock implemented in Omani ports to serve government agencies with a total length of 980 meters allocated to a number of government entities as well as fast ferries. This government dock is one of the most important security facilities at Duqm Port. It will provide readiness to manage logistics operations for these entities and the security aspect of the Port and the entire SEZD.
The targets of the new project include the construction of buildings, roads, facilities and utilities necessary for the operation of the government dock.
The project works include extension of electricity, water, telecommunications, and sanitation networks, fire-fighting systems, construction of four pumps and drainage canals of surface water, water tanks, fencing government dock, and construction of main and security gates.
The length of roads implemented at the government dock shall be about 2 km with a width of 7 meters. They include main and internal roads along with road lighting and providing parking for vehicles of all kinds. The project also includes the construction of three helipads.
The project also includes the construction of the buildings of a number of government agencies, housing for staff, administrative offices and logistics areas. It shall also include a building for fast ferry travelers along with the related services and facilities, such as waiting halls, stores and public utilities.