Cargo handling capacity at the Port of Salalah in Oman will more than double, with an OMR55 million (€110.4 million) investment from the country’s Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The port currently handles 5.5 million tonnes of cargo, however the expansion project will increase its liquid cargo handling ability to over 6 million tonnes a year, and to 20 million tonnes a year for dry bulk cargo.
Archirodon Construction of the Netherlands has been contracted to develop the project, although has not yet announced when it expects the expansion will be finished.
The construction will add 1,200m berth space with 18m draft and liquid commodity loading facilities.
The new terminal will enable the port to handle increased volumes of major commodities such as fuel and methanol.