URS/Scott Wilson Wins Major Sea Port Project in Kuwait

URS/Scott Wilson has won a strategic role to provide the design audit and construction supervision for the US $1.2 billion first port contract for the new commercial sea port development on Boubyan Island in Kuwait.

The four-year contract involves the technical and environment audit of the contractor’s design, preparing the documentation for the following dredging contract phase, providing contract administration support and undertaking supervision of construction activities.

Kuwait occupies a strategic location at the head of the Gulf, close to the large and expanding markets of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Over the years, the country has developed a strong reputation in the logistics sector, built on the performance of its leading companies in the sector. At present however, its two main ports face issues with congestion and are in need of expansion. The Boubyan Island project will see free trade zones established, light industry areas created and a governmental zone at the new sea port site. When completed, the port will have a proposed 60 berths constructed in 4 stages.

Martin Mannion, Global Head of Maritime and Ports at URS/Scott Wilson and the Project Director comments, “This is a very challenging project – not just in terms of scale and complexity – but also in relation to geological conditions as the island is largely uninhabited and is long underdeveloped due to its poor soil conditions. We have pulled together a first-class major projects team of marine engineering, operations and development, project management and environmental experts. We have also teamed up with local consultants who will provide design and site supervision support.”

URS/Scott Wilson will be reporting to the State of Kuwait Ministry of Public Works – Mega Projects Sector.

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Source: scottwilson, November 22, 2010

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