05 27 Port of Salalah general cargo terminal expansion kickoff 2012-05-28

Port of Salalah's general cargo terminal and liquid jetty project has been initiated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications at a preliminary meeting held recently with key stakeholders from the ministry, port and winning contractor.

The project will increase cargo handling capacity to 20 million tonnes per annum (mpta) of dry bulk commodities and over 6 million tonnes of liquid products, in comparison to the port's present cargo handling capacity of 6.5 mtpa during 2011.

Further details of the project include:

Key Highlights

Contract Value: OMR 55,000,000 (USD 142,800,000) – Investment Government of Oman

Contract awarded to Hani Archirodon Construction, April 2012

Contract period: 19 Months (including mobilization)

Details: 1266 meters (4 berths) of Concrete Block Quay to be constructed at the Leeward side of the existing Breakwater with 18 meters of Draft (Designed for vessels up to 144000 DWT)

Project also includes:

Dredging of harbor basin


Protection & Revetment

Roads & Pavement


Capacity increase & Commodities to be handled

General Cargo: (Est. Capacity: 14,000,000 MT) - Limestone, Clinker, Salt, Coal, Rock Phosphate

Liquids: (Est. Capacity 6,000,000 MT) - Methanol, Ammonia, Ethylene, EDC, Fuels, Caustic Lye & MEG