Oman has started the prequalification process to award a contract for the topside work of its Duqm Terminal at the seaport in the south of the Sultanate.
The contract covers Phase II of the Liquid Storage Terminal and Dry Bulk Facilities project, which will underpin the development of a major refining and petrochemicals hub at the adjoining Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Duqm on Oman's Wusta coast.
Engineering firms in the Sultanate and the region can bid for work on the project by January 22, 2016.
The successful bidder will win a contract to undertake the detailed design, procurement and construction of a package of works including liquid storage tanks, pipelines and loading facilities, dry bulk handling facilities for pet-coke and sulphur storage, ship loaders and conveyors, buildings, roads infrastructure, and associated utilities.
The Liquid Storage Terminal and Dry Bulk Facilities project is proposed to be developed along the Lee Breakwater of the Port of Duqm
The facility will serve as the outgo port for Duqm Refinery, an ambitious 230,000 barrels per day capacity greenfield project that is currently under development not far from this location.
While Phase I of the project will be financed by the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD), as part of its mandate to provide the basic infrastructure for the maritime and industrial hub, Phase II will be funded by Duqm Terminal.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Oman Oil Company, Duqm Terminal will service the Duqm Refinery, as well as other petrochemical industries and liquids-related trade activities that will be based at the SEZ.