KSA's ports authority to spend $164m on upgrades

Saudi Ports Authority to develop facilities in Dammam, Tabuk and Yanbu

NEWS, Projects, Dammam, New contract, Port expansion, Saudi Arabia, Tabuk, Yanbu

The Saudi Ports Authority (SPA) has signed a number of deals worth a combined $164m (SAR: 615m) to develop the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, Duba Port in Tabuk, King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu and Yanbu Commercial Port, according to Arab News.

Abdul Aziz Al-Tuwaijri, president of the authority, said that work would include setting up a new power station at the Damman Port at a cost of $51.3m.

This would  increase electricity-generating capacity from 50MW to 120MW. Two new wharfs will also be built at King Fahd Port costing $38.5m, and a container wharf added to the Duba port at a cost of  $46.5m.

A new wharf to receive ships, yachts and recration boats will also be added at Yanbu costing $27.7m.

Al-Tuwaijri said: “This wharf at Yanbu Commercial Port will be constructed in co-operation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities to promote domestic tourism.”

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