BAM International, BAM Contractors from Ireland and Jordanian joint-venture partner MAG Engineering & Contracting were awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the LNG jetty in November 2013 (link opens in new tab). BAM Infraconsult is involved in the designing of the civil works.
The scope of work for the new LNG jetty includes a 100m trestle on steel piles, a concrete off-loading platform of 20m by 20m, four mooring dolphins and two breasting dolphins. The project further comprises a 700m-long gas pipeline to the shore tie-in point, as well as associated control equipment and instrumentation.
The development of the terminal area including roads and two buildings also belongs to the contract. The substructure works for the terminal building are nearing completion and those for the administration building have begun.
It is the third project for BAM in Aqaba. The joint venture completed the New Port in Aqaba for the same client earlier this year and the extension of the container terminal for APMT and ADC in 2013.
The LNG project is proceeding as scheduled and the hand-over to Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) is expected in April 2015.