Suez’s speciality over the years has been in being the Master Developer of Sovereign Infrastructure projects. After accumulating almost two decades of experience in Africa, we have stepped into our first investment project through a wholly owned subsidiary Suez Ports Ltd. In Nov 2016, Suez Capital as the master developer and Suez Ports Oman Ltd as the project development company, signed an MOU with Shoumookh the investment arm of PEIE (a Govt. of Oman entity) to design, finance, build and operate the Port of Sur in Oman. In Feb 2017 Suez Capital appointed FGT consulting, the Group’s design and engineering consultancy to act as master consultants. In March 2017 FGTC awarded a six million USD contract to IDOM of Spain and CHEC (China Harbour) to prepare a detailed bankable feasibility study and master plan for the Port. At the end of January 2018, the Detailed Bankable Feasibility Study will be presented to the Omani Govt. In the meantime, an Environmental Impact Assessment is separately in progress and a final report is envisaged by the middle of February.

Port of Sur timeline:

Nov 2016
Exclusive MOU signed between Shoumookh and Suez Capital to design finance build and operate the Port of Sur.
Feb 2017
FGT Consulting appointed as client’s consultant
April 2017
IDOM of Spain awarded the contract to carry out bankable feasibility study.
June 2017
CHEC (China Harbour Engineering) awarded contract to carry out physical surveys, bathymetric studies, deep water surveys.
Oct 2017
Discussions with major operators to operate the Port
Dec 2017
Environmental Impact Assessment started
Jan 2018
Draft Final Report submitted
April 2018
Signature of Concession Agreement
June 2018
Completion of funding round
Sept 2018
Selection of Contractor
Nov 2018
Start of Phase I of the Project

The Chairman Emeritus of Suez Holdings Ltd, Mr Shiv Shankaran Nair, met with the Chairman of China Harbour Engineering Company(CHEC), Mr Linn Yichong. CHEC is one of the world’s largest EPC contractors. Chairman Lin expressed CHEC’s interest in investing in and constructing the Port of Sur in Oman. Suez Capital Ltd was given the exclusive mandate by the Government of Oman to design, finance, build and operate the Port of Sur on a concession basis.

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