Six Construct announces completion of marine works at The Port of Fujairah

Six Construct was awarded the contract to design and construct a very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty at the Port of Fujairah.

  
Six Construct announces completion of marine works at The Port of Fujairah
21 September 2016
Dubai, UAE - Six Construct, the region's leading multi-services company operating in the construction of commercial and residential buildings, sport and leisure facilities, infrastructure and marine-related projects, has announced the completion of the marine works project at the Port of Fujairah.

Six Construct was awarded the contract to design and construct a very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty at the Port of Fujairah, and was responsible for the civil works and furniture installation of the maritime structures. The topside work was completed by the Singaporean Rotary.

The Port of Fujairah is the only multi-purpose port on the Eastern seaboard of the United Arab Emirates, and is located approximately 70 nautical miles from the Straits of Hormuz. This is also the first VLCC jetty on the Indian Ocean Coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

 "Working in marine environment is a challenge in itself, especially when driving 65m piles in deep water (26m). Pile driving methods instead of pile drilling methods were adopted at the early stage of the works, and precast elements have been designed in accordance with the lifting constraints of the project. We also installed a concrete line which connected to the breakwater to minimise the offshore in-situ concrete," explained Pierre Sironval, Managing Director of Six Construct.

"Despite the numerous challenges and issues faced, the flexibility and the determination of the team have made this project a success. Six Construct takes pride in providing the Port of Fujairah with a world-class terminal, which will open a new era in the Gulf of Oman. We are also pleased to report that the port received their very first very large crude carrier on 25 August, 2016," added Sironval.

The inauguration of Fujairah's first very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty will be celebrated on 21 September in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah and Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Department of Industry and Economy and Chairman of Port of Fujairah.

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About Six Construct
Six Construct, a subsidiary of the BESIX Group, is the largest Belgian construction company operating in the Middle East. The company combines the efforts of a highly-skilled workforce, along with strategic planning and innovative use of technology to overcome the most complex business challenges. Six Construct is a multi-services company that operates in the construction of commercial and residential buildings, sport and leisure facilities, infrastructure and marine-related projects. The company currently employs a workforce of 12,000 in the Middle East, and a total of 15,000 worldwide.

Having entered the Gulf market in 1965, Six Construct is proud to celebrate its' 51st operating anniversary within the region. Since the company's first contract over five decades ago at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, Six Construct has worked diligently, using its experience and expertise to contribute to the Gulf region's development of various award-winning construction projects.

The company has had the honour of working with a very unique portfolio of projects and clients over the years, including among others, the world's tallest tower - The Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Tram, The Emirates Palace Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World Theme Park, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain, The Khalifa Stadium, as well as Hamad International Airport in Qatar, and King Abdullah Sports City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Executing over 20 projects simultaneously in 2016, Six Construct believes integrity, quality, safety, sustainability and timely delivery, as the key factors to its success. Providing a consistent framework of continued excellence, the company remains a leader in the GCC construction industry.

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© Press Release 2016


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