Bunkering unit at Duqm Port in final design stage
The design of the bunkering facility at Duqm Port is nearly complete.
The Duqm Port bunkering facility owned by Oman Oil Marketing Company is in its final stage of design. The unit design is likely to be completed by June this year after which construction will begin.
Estimated to cost about $50 million, the bunkering facility will meet the heavy fuel oil and marine diesel oil demands of ships that call at Duqm Port. Moreover, marine lubricant demand of such ships would be met by the bunkering facility.
The project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract is expected to be tendered in the third quarter of this year.
In November last year, Oman Oil signed a bunkering license and land lease agreement with Port of Duqm Company (PDC) to develop the project. The bunkering unit is part of Duqm Port’s strategy to create a new hub for oil and shipping midway between Oman’s existing major industrial centres of Sohar and Salalah, which will include a new refinery, petrochemicals complex and oil pipelines.