RO 48.4m pact for infra projects in Duqm

MUSCAT: Yahya bin Saeed al Jabri, Chairman of the Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD), on Thursday signed an agreement for the construction of the two ways (1) and (5) in the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZD) with a cost estimated at RO 38.8 million 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 RO 9.6 million.
The first project was entrusted and awarded to Khalid bin Ahmed and Sons Company and it is expected to be completed within a period of 27 months as of the date of awarding while the other project was awarded to Qurum Projects and Maintenance Company, in collaboration with Patel Company and expected to be completed within a period of 548 days.
The implementation of the two projects comes within the framework of SEZAD’s exerted efforts to complete the infrastructure in the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD).
The project undertaken for the construction of the two ways (1) and (5) is deemed as one of the vital projects for the Special Economic Zone in Duqm (SEZD) since they serve as a bridge between Duqm Port area and the refinery and other strategic projects, which will be implemented in the period ahead at the Heavy Industries Area. The new projects contribute to the empowerment of Duqm Port and Duqm Refinery perform their mandated tasks and duties in the process of the economic development.
Road number (1) is considered a stretch for the currently existing road, which was implemented in the course of Duqm Port 1st Package Project (IP1) as it begins where the existing road ends nearby the crossroads leading to Oman Drydock Company and ends at the main road whereas Road No (5) stretches from the existing crossroads connecting both ways (1) and (6) and ends at Duqm Port Bulk Liquid Petroleum Products Loading Dock.
Pursuant to the above said agreement, both ways (1) and (5) will be connected to the main road via the construction of a 1.62km long dual-carriageway.
Road No (1) is 3.93km long and it is a dual-carriageway of two routes whereas Road No (5) is about 3.3km long. It is also a dual-carriageway and it will be equipped with LED lighting system.
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 project for construction of Duqm Refinery Service Corridor is one of the key projects that should be implemented for the completion of the refinery, which is considered one of the greatest investments in Duqm.
The project works cover the following: 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 till the Export Jetty at Duqm Port with a length of 6.5km and width of 37.2 metre 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.