Saudi Aramco has signed a contract with a consortium comprising Saudi Archirodon Company and Huta Hegerfeld AG Saudia Company for dredging, reclamation and marine structures for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services in Ras Al-Khair.
The contract is the first major deal for the maritime complex where contractors will conduct dredging and reclamation of approximately 37 million cu m of fill, in addition to ground improvement over an area of 7.4 million sq m. The contract will also provide for constructing 4,500 linear metres of concrete quay walls and wharves, in addition to 12,000 linear metres of rock revetments and breakwaters to protect the integrity of the complex.
“It is an important milestone for King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services, the largest of its kind in the region.” said Ahmed Al-Sa’adi, Saudi Aramco’s senior vice president for technical services.
“The complex is in line with the kingdom’s economic diversification objectives, it will position the kingdom as a strategic logistics hub and will create vast job opportunities,” he said.
Execution of the initial phase of the contract will be completed by 2020. It is instrumental for the whole programme as it will prepare the project’s land for subsequent construction of a dry dock and ship building and maintenance facilities, the statement said.
The complex was launched in November 2016 by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Ras Al-Khair, near Jubail in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The complex is a commercial maritime project that complements the growth of the Saudi energy industry and helps to meet the development and diversification objectives outlined by Saudi Vision 2030.
The facility will offer quality, efficiency and economies of scale, and when completed will offer vessel and rig build, maintenance, repair and overhaul services. The project will comply with all of the Saudi government’s environmental and sustainability requirements, the statement added.