Client for the scheme is Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC). The contract is worth €50m (£42m) to BAM.
It will work with its Jordanian joint venture partner MAG to carry out the design and construction of four new berths, involving approximately 800m of quay wall, as well as revetment works, a breakwater, marine services, pontoons and a slipway. Land reclamation and 800,000m3 of dredging works together with the construction of two intake pipes and an outfall pipe are included in the scope of work.
ADC CEO HE Mohammed Turk said: “The commencement of the Package 1 Marine Works in the southern area of Aqaba is the first step towards implementing the New Port of Aqaba and ADC will continue tendering and implementing the remaining packages in parallel. The marine works is the main package in the new port project and shall contribute to develop Aqaba and transform it into a world class business hub and leisure destination.”