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06/02/2018 - 16:57hs
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Saudi port receives USD 192 million in investments

The port of Dhiba, in Saudi Arabia, is being expanded. Investments were made on container handling station, paving and power station, among others.



São Paulo – Saudi Arabia will spend SAR 721 million to boost the regional and international competitiveness of the port of Dhiba, northwestern of the country. The amount is equivalent to USD 192 million and it’s being used on 12 projects.

According to information published on the website of the Gulf Business, investments include a SAR 327 million (USD 87.1 million) container handling station. The new facility will have a capacity for 500,000 containers per year.

The berth will be expanded to 550 meters and will be able to receive new-generation cargo ships, with handling, inspection and storage areas of 375,000 square meters, plus two new passenger ferry berths.

Another SAR 96.6 million (USD 25.7 million) will be used to expand the cargo handling capacity of the port, with the reclamation and paving of 675,000 square meters. The expansion also includes 3,800 square meters to a refrigerated warehouse and 4,4 square meters to a security area.

A SAR 119 million (USD 31.7 million) power station with a capacity of 54MW will also be built, along with transmission lines worth SAR 75 million (USD 19.9 million).

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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