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 meters (23,000 feet) of dock to receive container ships. The dock for general cargo will be 3,500 meters.
(Sources: General Company for Ports, Reuters)