Terminal Design and Tender: Sohar East Development

The deep-sea Sohar Port and Freezone is situated in the Sultanate of Oman, 220km northwest of the capital, Muscat. The Sohar Industrial Development Company (SIDC) sought to make use of the reclaimed area at the port’s 2D terminal – approximately 100 hectares of land.

Driver of economic growth

The port houses three clusters: logistics, petrochemicals and metals. The freezone development will further accentuate the port’s importance as a driver of economic growth in Oman and establish Sohar as the port and freezone of choice for regional and international businesses. The project at Terminal 2D is an essential step before construction of the new infrastructure can begin.

FEED study and detailed design

In 2019 SIDC assigned Witteveen+Bos and YAS CE consultancy services for a FEED study and detailed design for quay walls, service berths, a port control building, and utilities for the Sohar East Development. Our services also included advising on how to develop and optimise cost-effective infrastructure for the project, which is currently still ongoing.

Since the foundation of Witteveen+Bos in 1946, we have built up experience and expertise in fields relating to infrastructure design, especially in marine environments, coasts and ports throughout the entire Middle East. In Dubai we are a licensed and certified Environmental Consultant, authorised to carry out environmental services aimed at contributing to a safe and resilient coastline. We currently provide design and engineering services for several major port authorities in the region (e.g. Abu Dhabi Ports and Port of Duqm).

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