Completion of the new port is a major milestone in implementing Jordan’s economic master plan
BAM International and its local joint venture partner MAG, have successfully completed the construction of the new port in Aqaba, Jordan.
The new facility has been constructed for Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) and is the second to form part of the country’s economic master plan.
The two joint venture companies were responsible for the design and construction of four new berths (amounting to around 800m of quay wall), revetment works, a breakwater, marine services, pontoons and a slip way.
The US$65 million contract also included land reclamation and dredging works, as well as the construction of two intake pipes and one outfall pipe.
Last year, BAM completed the container terminal for ADC en APMT in Aqaba; it is also currently building Aqaba’s new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal located 18km south of the city, also for ADC.
The LNG terminal forms part of ADC’s plan for developing Aqaba’s energy ports.
The Jordanian Government has tasked ADC to develop Jordan’s energy intake capabilities to ensure a consistent supply of energy fuels such as oil, LNG and LPG.