Contractors will next month submit bids for a contract to build a utility tunnel that will connect the offshore elements of the port city OXAGON to the mainland as part of the NEOM megaproject in Saudi Arabia.
The design-and-build contract involves digging a 6.5m diameter tunnel using a tunnel boring machine (TBM) under the sea.
The tunnel will link the offshore elements of NEOM’s floating port city OXAGON in the Red Sea with the NEOM Connector – a high speed railway that will connect OXAGON with its linear city, the Line. It will house utilities including water pipelines, fibre optic cables and electricity cables.
To progress the works further, project promoter NEOM has tendered a contract to complete the next phase of expanding the port of Duba at OXAGON.
The prospective bidders for this section of the works are Belgium’s Deme with Greece’s Archirodon; Van Oord of the Netherlands with South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Construction; a Belgian joint venture of Jan de Nul and Besix; Netherlands-based Boskalis with France’s Soletanche Bachy; and China Harbour Engineering Company.
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