Oman’s Asyad group has issued a request for expressions of interest (REOI) from local and international private firms in developing port infrastructure and operations at Suwaiq in Al Batinah North. The project will include expansion work that will allow the port to operate as a multipurpose trade hub with an increased annual capacity of 10 million tons, handling liquids, dry bulk and general cargo, in addition to livestock and vehicles. Investment required includes the building of new quays with a 14m water depth to accommodate larger vessels.
Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Abri, CEO of Asyad Ports, says “Following the partner selection process, deep water quays will be designed and constructed to realise target capacity and promote the port’s regional competitiveness. The expansion and development works will help transform Suwaiq into a key gateway to global and regional markets, while securing the needs of the growing economy of Oman and maintaining national food security.”
The deadline to receive letters of interest has been extended to December 6th, 2021. Tender documents can be obtained via the Asyad Group’s website www.asyad.om.
Asyad highlights Suwaiq port’s strategic location between Muscat and Sohar as well as its ability to play a prominent role supporting the newly operational Khazaen dry port.