KSA's ports authority to spend $164m on upgrades
Saudi Ports Authority to develop facilities in Dammam, Tabuk and 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.”