Bam Int'l completes Saqr Port expansion in UAE's Ras Al Khaimah

Dutch contracting giant says Phases 1 and 2 of Ras Al Khaimah port were delivered to client in spring 2019

RAK's Saqr Port has been expanded.
Bam International
RAK's Saqr Port has been expanded.

Bam International, the Dubai-based subsidiary of Dutch contracting giant Royal Bam Group, has completed Phases 1 and 2 of the Saqr Port expansion project in the UAE emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).

The main scope of Bam’s work on the project included dredging work and the construction of a 720m-long quay wall, as well as stripping an existing breakwater.

Reclamation works, topsides furniture, paving, drainage, and lighting were also included in the contract.

Bam said the combined value of the project stood at $84m, adding that it delivered the project to its client, Saqr Port Authority, in spring 2019.

A bulk-handling facility located at the foot of RAK’s Hajar Mountains, Saqr Port is currently at the centre of the major expansion programme that is due to reshape port operation in the emirate.

According to Ras Al Khaimah Ports’ website, the facility handles “the majority” of the almost-60 million tonnes of cargo that the operator handles each year.

Bam’s news comes six months after it announced similar construction milestones at the port in October last year.

In a statement at the time, Bam said: “We also celebrated another internal milestone on 10 October, 2018, with the successful completion of the block placing by our marine team and IB 429 crane barge.”

Bam International was awarded Health and Safety Initiative of the Year honours at the Construction Week Awards 2018 in Dubai for its ‘Your Safety is My Safety’ initiative.

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