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BAM drives first pile at LNG jetty

LNG Industry,

The Dutch company BAM said that it had successfully driven the first pile at the LNG jetty in the port of Aqaba, Jordan. The jetty is being built as part of an LNG import terminal that will be stationed at Aqaba, with a send-out capacity of 4.2 million m3/day.

BAM International and sister company BAM Contractors, together with its Jordanian joint venture partner, MAG Engineering & Contracting Co., was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the LNG jetty in November last year.

BAM Infraconsult is involved in the designing of the civil works. The project is proceeding as scheduled and the hand-over to Aqaba Development Corp. (ADC) is expected in April 2015.

The jetty

The new LNG jetty includes a 100 m trestle on steel piles, a concrete off-loading platform of 20 x 20 m, four mooring dolphins and two breasting dolphins. The project further comprises a 700 m long gas pipeline to the shore tie-in point, as well as associated control equipment and instrumentation. The development of the terminal area including roads and two buildings also belongs to the contract. The substructure works for the terminal building are nearing completion. The substructure works for the administration building have commenced.

This is the third project for BAM in Aqaba. The joint venture has already successfully completed the New Port in Aqaba for the same client earlier this year and the extension of the Container Terminal for APMT and ADC in 2013.

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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