Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) awarded a $517 million contract to Boskalis Westminster (Oman) LLC to for work on the SEZAD’s liquid-berth project, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Boskalis Westminster will conduct dredging and reclamation projects and construct marine infrastructure for the port.

The construction of a liquid berth at the Duqm port will permit the export of the refined petroleum products from Oman’s Duqm refinery project upon its completion.

SEZAD estimates that the project will be completed within 32 months of its commencement, Times of Oman reports. SEZAD expects Duqm Refinery to build oil tanks and warehouses at the site to aid in the shipment of petroleum products.

The entire Duqm refinery project is expected to cost $7 billion, Zawya reports.

Duqm Refinery & Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) recently awarded contracts valued at over $5.5 billion for construction projects at the refinery site, Times of Oman reports.

The refinery is expected to have a capacity of 230,000 barrels a day (b/d) by 2019.