Muscat: The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (Sezad) has signed two agreements with contracting firms for building service corridors between Duqm Refinery, Duqm Port and the planned liquid berth.
The first contract for building two service roads with a contract value of OMR38.8 million will connect Duqm port area with the refinery. The contract, which was awarded to Khalid bin Ahmed and Sons Company, is expected to be completed within a period of 27. The second project is for detailed design and construction of a service road from Duqm Refinery to the bulk liquid berth with a total cost of OMR9.6 million. This contract was awarded to a consortium of Qurum Projects and Maintenance Company and Patel Company and expected to be completed within a period of 548 days.
The construction of Duqm Refinery service corridor is of vital importance for completing the refinery, which is the biggest investment in Oman in recent years. The project work covers building a service corridor for transporting refinery products.
The service corridor stretches from Duqm Refinery to the export berth at Duqm Port, which has a length of 6.5 kms.
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 construction of roads along the corridor and bridges to extend the pipelines as the route crosses valleys and canals. Moreover, the project includes the construction of a fence of the same length on both sides to protect the pipelines..