Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD) has signed two contracts worth US$125.72mn for the two roads and a service corridor at Duqm Port
Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al-Jabri, chairman of the board of directors of SEZAD signed the agreement for the construction of the two ways ? 1 and 5 ? at an estimated cost of US$100.78mn and another agreement to undertake the detailed design works and construction of the service road from Duqm Refinery to the bulk liquid products dock with a total cost of US$24.94mn.
The first project has been awarded to Khalid bin Ahmed and Sons Company and it is expected to be completed within a period of 27 months while the other project was awarded to Qurum Projects and Maintenance Company in collaboration with Patel Company and is expected to be completed within a period of 548 days.
The roads project is deemed as one of the vital projects for the SEZAD to bridge Duqm Port area and the Duqm Refinery and other strategic projects, which will be implemented in the period ahead at the heavy industries area.
The 3.93km Road No (1) will be an extension of the currently existing road, which was implemented in Duqm Port first package project (IP1), leading to Oman Dry Dock Company.
Whereas Road No (5), which will be 3.3km long, stretches from the existing crossroads connecting both ways (1) & (6) and will end at Duqm Port Bulk Liquid Petroleum Products Loading Dock.
The said agreement has also provided for the construction of two 6.7km long service roads, including the soil improvement works and the water drainage system.
The Duqm Refinery Service Corridor is one of the key projects and covers the establishment of a service corridor for the transportation of the refinery petroleum derivatives and its peripherals such as cables, roads and the required protection fences. The service corridor stretches from the location of Duqm Refinery to the export jetty at Duqm Port at a total length of 6.5km and a width of 37.2 metres and other checkpoints as per the design.
The project includes all the works required for preparation of the corridor to extend the export pipelines and their peripherals in terms of soil rehabilitation and maintaining the engineering levels as per the designs and technical specifications. The project also includes the construction of roads along the corridor and implementation of bridges to extend the pipelines as the route crosses valleys and channels.