The order includes three of Sanmar’s Bigacay-class tugs and two Sirapinar-class vessels following the signing of a 15-year operations contract with SOHAR Port.
Oman Sugar Refining Plant, the first of its kind in the sultanate, spans 188,000m² and will cost approximately $350m (OMR134m) to build.
Svitzer will also provide round-the-clock operational support for ship movements in and around the rapidly growing port as part of the agreement.
The new SOHAR operations represents the fourth location of operations in the Middle East, adding to Albwardy Damen’s Afloat Repairs Division comprehensive workshop facilities in Dubai, Sharjah, and Fujairah.
The job involved jacking the loads onto customised stools, clearing customs, and arranging escorts and civil work along the delivery route.
The $24 million agreement covers the reclamation of 50 hectares of land as part of a programme to add 200 hectares to the port’s existing 2,000 hectares capacity.
New facility expected to be completed within two years.
Hutchison Ports Sohar has achieved a rise in its average vessel operation rate of 70%, with Terminal C hitting a record high of 169 moves per hour on 21 January.
SV Pittie Sohar Textile FZC LLC is expected to start work on its US $300 million state-of-the-art cotton yarn project in SOHAR free zone within two weeks.
The Bulk and General Cargo Carriage Company, a subsidiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, has launched a new freight service between the ports of Khorramshahr and Sohar.
Joint Tank Services (JTS) is to establish a new depot in SOHAR Freezone on a 20,000 square metre green-field site.
Majis Industrial Services has announced the launch of the second phase of its central plant for the treatment and recycling of liquid industrial waste in the port of Sohar.
- 1 of 7