The JV of Italy based international engineering contractor Saipem and leading Indian infrastructure firm AFCONS has been awarded a contract to design and construct a deepwater bulk jetty at the Port of Sohar. The total investment in the project, which also includes a dredging component to be undertaken by Van Oord of The Netherlands amounts to $ 246.8 million.
With the addition of this 1,380 meter long and 25 meter deep jetty, the Port of Sohar will join a handful of ports in the world with the capability to receive Very Large Ore Carriers of 400,000 DWT.
The investment will help create a major deepwater jetty at the Port of Sohar to support the bulk shipping needs of Brazilian mining conglomerate Vale, which is currently building a huge iron ore palletizing and distribution center at the industrial port.
PVE Cranes & Services delivered her Manitowoc M999 to this project in Oman beginning of March 2010.
With their local based specialists PVE Cranes & Services supported the JV by arranging the transport to Oman, the assembly of the machine and even supplied one of their own mechanic to operate the machine and do the lifting jobs on site for Saipem Afcons JV on site (Turn key delivery).