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NPPSC – Hamad Port Development – Qatar - Project Profile

NPPSC – Hamad Port Development – Qatar - Project Profile


"NPPSC – Hamad Port Development – Qatar- Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts.

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The New Port Project Steering Committee (NPPSC), the organization formed by the Government of Qatar (GoQ) is planning to undertake the construction of New Port Development project in Doha, Qatar.

The project involves the construction of the port facility to handle 6 million TEU container traffic a year on 26.5km2 of land and is being implemented in three phases.

The first phase includes the construction of a port to handle 2 million TEU container traffic a year. The second phase will be also capable of 2 million TEU by 2020 and the third phase will be handling another 2 million TEU by 2021.

The port basin is approximately 3.8km in length, 700m wide and 17m deep. In total, 63 million m3 of granular material will be excavated.

It also includes the construction of general cargo traffic facility, vehicle imports facility, livestock imports facility, bulk grain imports facility, offshore support vessels facility, coast guard vessels facility and a marine support unit.

It will also host a new 4.5km2 naval base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and will have a connecting canal to Qatar Economic Zone 3 (QEZ3), an industrial and residential hub that will act as a gateway to the rest of Qatar and encourage an efficient interface between manufacturing and import / export through the port.

On June 19, 2007, the GoQ issued a decree to instigate one of the world’s largest Greenfield port Developments. In June 2007, the New Port Steering Committee was established by the Qatar Government for the purpose of project implementation.

In June 2007, the Port location and study contract was awarded to Scott Wilson whose scope of work includes determining the location and layout of the planned Port, including management and technical support associated with the future management of the Port. The study activities were concluded in the first quarter of 2008.

In the first quarter of 2008, GEMS was appointed as the Landing and Marine site investigations consultant whose scope of work includes onshore and offshore site investigations, institutional and laboratory tests and exploratory works required for acquisition of data and information required for the Port Location studies for the New Port Project.

In November 2008, AECOM was appointed as the Programme Management Consultant whose scope of work includes the comprehensive programme management services, including planning, design reviews, constructability reviews, program scheduling and cost control, procurement/contract management, risk management, cost estimating, document control, construction supervision, program safety, operational reviews, commissioning, quality assurance and quality control.

In November 2008, WorleyParsons together with Royal Haskoning was appointed as the Engineering Design contractor, whose scope of works includes comprehensive Engineering Design Consultancy Services, including a review of the conceptual design, master planning, design management, preliminary design, and cost estimating.

The scope of work also includes scoping of supplementary investigations, geotechnical baseline report, technical specifications, hydrodynamic and physical modeling, ship maneuvering study, final design, tender drawings, specs, BOQ’s and quantities, management of building design consultants, technical assistance during tender evaluations and technical services during construction.

In February 2009, COWI was appointed as the environmental consultant and in the third quarter of 2009, GEMS was appointed to provide the supplementary site investigations.

In June 2010, Qatar Industrial Lab was appointed to provide the environmental and hydrogeological investigations.

In the first quarter of 2011, DAR Al-Handasah was appointed as the Environmental Compliance Monitoring consultant. In the second quarter of 2011, Jardine Lloyd Thompson was appointed as the Insurance Brokerage Services consultant.

In January 2011, China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC), a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC), was appointed as the contractor on Port Basin and Breakwater Construction, whereas the contract was formally signed on June 28, 2011.

The scope of the contract covers internally excavated port and it mainly covers container wharf, general cargo wharf, navy wharf, breakwater facility. In terms of structure, the wharfs are gravity type block wharfs, with a bank line of 7,845m. Around 65,000,000m3 of earthworks will be excavated.

In 2011, the Gulf Laboratories was appointed as the environmental sampling and laboratory testing consultant, MTEC was appointed as the site investigation consultant for QEZ3, Portia was appointed as the port operations consultant, MTEC was appointed as the project surveyor, Fugro was appointed as the independent testing services consultant.

In the first quarter of 2012, Ernst & Young was appointed as the HR Services consultant, MEDCO was appointed as the Dredging, Reclamation & Breakwater Construction contractor.

In the third Quarter of 2012, Simmons & Simmons was appointed as the legal advisor, Qatar Security Services was appointed as the Port Security consultant during the construction phase of the project.

In the fourth quarter of 2012, SPIE Oil & Gas Services was appointed as the Supply of Temporary Personnel consultant and Arab Engineering Bureau was appointed as the Building Design Consultant for the project.

In the first quarter of 2013, Engineering Consultants Group with Rosser was appointed Design Consultant for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Base (QENFB) buildings at the contract worth of US$48 million.

Qatar Specialized Engineering & Constructions (QSEC) has been appointed to build Project Site Office building; Hyundai Engineering and Construction and Boskalis Westminster Middle East were appointed a contractor for canal excavation quay walls and channel dredging works.

HBK and Afcons have been appointed as the contractor for the construction of commercial terminals infrastructure and Buildings and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries appointed to design, manufacture and deliver Ship to Shore (STS) and Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes for the Container Terminal 1 of the project.

In February 2013, tender for the marine works and landfilling on the free zone issued. In March 2013, a joint venture of Athens-based Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and local partner Teyseer Contracting was selected for construction of container terminal on the project. The scope of the contract covers construction of the terminal and associated utility buildings.

In May 2013, NPSC issued the tender for the design-build contractor with the submission deadline on August 8, 2013. 11 firms have submitted the bids.

Transas Marine International AB has been appointed to supply and install a Vessel Traffic Management System and Construction Development Company LLC (CDC) and Boom Construction were appointed as the contractor to design and build all infrastructure facilities like utility buildings and buildings located on a plot to the north of the new port basin.

Van Heck Group has been appointed as the supply contractor and Thales Group as the technical consultant for the project. Milaha will manage the port.

In February 2015, the project was named as Hamad Port.

In March 2015, NPSC awarded a US$65.7 million land reclamation contract to Gulf Earth Moving WLL (GEM), a subsidiary of Aertssen. The scope of the contract includes extra terrain works comprising dredging, reclamation, and breakwater construction to create 3 million m2 of reclaimed land at the New Qatar Emiri Naval Base and the Hamad Port, and also the installation of a causeway, and rock armour and soil improvement work.

On March 18, 2016, Kalmar a subsidiary of Cargotec appointed to provide cargo-handling equipment. It includes 21 forklifts comprising Kalmar DCG100-12, Kalmar DCG120-12, Kalmar DCG150-12, Kalmar DCF250-12LB, Kalmar DCF300-12LB, Kalmar DCE280RoRo, Kalmar DCE330RoRo and Kalmar DCF450-12 units, five Kalmar DCF100-45E7 empty container handlers and four Kalmar DRG450-60S5 reach stackers for the project.

In August 2016, dredging contract was awarded Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd and Boskalis-Middle East. The scope includes quay walls, channel dredging works, and construction of a 4km long breakwater at the Economic Zone 3 (QEZ3).

In November 2016, System Integration Consultant of Hama port and Ooredoo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Ooredoo appointed as the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) contractor. Lysys was appointed by Ooredoo as a consultant to provide comprehensive infrastructure framework for the project.

In November 2016, Consolidated and Teyseer the main contractor for the project awarded US$12.4 million supply contract to Siemens. The scope of the contract is to supply fully-integrated E-House substations, 22kV switch gears, 22kV transformers, low voltage switch gears, protection and power management systems, supervision of installation, testing and commissioning.

In December 2016, construction works completed on the first phase that is container terminal one with 2 million TEU.

In April 2017, Kalmar delivered 21 forklifts cargo-handling equipment to the port

In June 2017, Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications awarded US$500 million construction contract to undisclosed construction companies for the second phase of the project.

As of January 2018, Master planning and detailed design activities are underway on the second phase of the project.

The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2021.


The project involves the construction of 26.5km2 port with 6 million TEU cargo handling capacity in Doha, Qatar.

The US$7,400 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of 3.8km port basin

2. Construction of general cargo traffic facility

3. Construction of vehicle imports facility

4. Construction of livestock imports facility

5. Construction of bulk grain imports facility

6. Construction of offshore support vessels facility

7. Construction of coast guard vessels facility

8. Construction of marine support unit

9. Construction of wave breakers

10. Construction of port quays

11. Construction of storage facility

12. Construction of offices, workshops, and warehouses

13. Installation of navigation aids and lighting

14. Installation of safety systems and substations

15. Installation of container handling equipment

16. Laying of 78km of fiber optic telecommunication network

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