Six Construct has announced the completion of its marine works project at the Port of Fujairah, it said in a statement.
The multi-service company 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.
"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,” said Pierre Sironval, Managing Director of Six Construct.
The project also included the installation of a concrete line connecting to the breakwater to minimise offshore in-situ concrete.
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.
“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,” he said.
Sironval added that last month the port received its first very large crude carrier on 25 August.