Construction begins on Aqaba LNG Jetty in Jordan
Construction contractor BAM International today reports that it has started building an LNG jetty in the Jordanian port of Aqaba.The first pile has been driven at the new jetty, it says in a press release published this Wednesday. “The project is proceeding as scheduled and the hand-over to Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC) is expected in April 2015.”
The Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract had been awarded in November 2013 to BAM International, its sister company BAM Contractors from Ireland and its Jordanian joint-venture partner MAG Engineering & Contracting Co.
The scope of work for the new LNG jetty includes a 100m trestle on steel piles, a concrete off-loading platform of 20 x 20m, four mooring dolphins and two breasting dolphins. The project further comprises a 700m gas pipeline to the shore tie-in point, as well as the development of the terminal area including roads and two buildings.
This is the third project for BAM in Aqaba. The joint venture had already completed the New Port in Aqaba for ADC earlier this year and the extension of the Aqaba Container Terminal for APM Terminals and ADC in 2013.