Amana to construct $20m logistics terminal in Qatar
Dubai-based Amana Contracting & Steel Building Co has been awarded a
$20 million contract from Vos Logistics, to design and build a
logistic terminal in Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) in Qatar.
Present in Doha for more than 10 years, Amana is a leading provider
of design build construction solutions to the industrial sector.
This contract is one of several major projects secured by Amana in
Qatar this year. Speaking to Khaleej Times, Riad Bsaibes, Chief
Operating Officer of Amana said, "The project is the first of its
kind in the region to produce plastic granules mostly for the
domestic and export market. We are involved in the construction of
this facility in Qatar."
The complex sits on an area of approximately 100,000 square metres
and will be constructed on a design-build basis in 20 months,
commencing from January 2007, using over 1,000 tonnes of steel. The
logistics platform is planned to be operational by 2008. The area
includes a 56,000 sq m covered warehouse, 14,500 cubic metre silo
storage, two fully automatic and mobile packaging lines, 20 loading
docks and container storage and transshipment facility with a
capacity of 1000 teu. The $1.2-billion Qatofin project is to produce
Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) at MIC. The project is a
joint venture between Qatar Petrochemical Company (63 per cent),
Total Petrochemicals of France (36 per cent) and Qatar Petroleum (1
per cent) and is anticipated to make Qatar a world leader in the
polyethylene industry with the construction of a unit to produce
450,000 metric tonnes per year (MTPA) of LLDPE at facilities
adjacent to Qapco's plant at MIC.