As part of a strategic development plan of Aqaba Development Corporation in Jordan, the present Phosphate Rock export terminal in the main port was to be relocated to the south port of Aqaba. A comprehensive plan was needed for the design and implementation of new phosphate rock handling and storage facilities at the existing fertiliser complex of Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. in the south port.
Royal HaskoningDHV prepared the master plan, which included new truck intake and storage facilities to the rear of the fertiliser plant, a new jetty with ship loaders and connecting conveyor system. We then produced tender documents and consultancy during tendering and contract award.
The result is a new state-of-the-art export terminal including twelve truck intake pits, three bulk flat stores with a total storage capacity of 240,000 tonnes, two 1.6 km pipe conveyors to the new jetty with two 2,200 tph ship loaders, weighing and sampling facilities designed for an annual throughput up to 4 million tonnes.
The project has been successful in furthering the Client’s objective of in developing the ports’ infrastructure with the objective of transforming Aqaba region into a logistics and multifaceted transportation gateway.