Iraq Invites Bids for First Phase of Mega-Port

Iraq has issued a tender for the building of a breakwater to the south of Basra on the Persian Gulf, the first stage of construction of the giant $6 billion Grand Faw port scheme.

The closing date for the tender is 15th July, and offers will be opened on 16th July, while interested companies are invited to attend a meeting on 28th May to discuss tender details.

According to Reuters, the breakwater is expected to cost around 400 billion dinars ($340 million). When completed, Grand Faw will include 7,000 metres (23,000 feet) of dock to receive container ships. The dock for general cargo will be 3,500 metres.

Please click here to download tender details.

(Sources: General Company for Ports, Reuters)

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