Oman’s newest oil terminal, which includes facilities for the storage and export of refined petroleum products from the under-construction Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical scheme, is “rapidly taking shape within the Port of Duqm on the Sultanate’s south-eastern coast”, Duqm said.

In 2023, alongside the multibillion-dollar refinery project, the oil terminal will position Duqm as “a new energy hub for Oman”.

The Duqm Liquid Bulk Berth, was initially as an export facility for the refined petroleum products of Duqm Refinery, but it has since been scaled up to serve assorted international energy firms looking to operate out of Duqm.

Leading global dredging and maritime infrastructure services provider Royal Boskalis Westminster NV was selected by SEZAD in 2017 to construct the bulk liquid terminal at the Port of Duqm at a cost of $510 million.

The contract called for, among other things, the construction of a 980-metre quay wall, deepening of the port basin to – 18 metres and approach channel to – 19 metres, dredging and reclamation works, and the establishment of a new double berth jetty island.

Worley Parsons provided construction supervision services for the overall project supported by specialists drawn from SEZAD, Tatweer and Duqm Refinery. While Phase 1 of the project was completed last year, the second phase was delivered in the second quarter of this year.

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12th August 2020