The Israel Ports Company announced today that a consortium lead by Ashtrom and Shafir Engineering of Israel has won an international tender to construct
Haifa's Bayport, having received a higher tender score than the competing group lead by Ludreco of Luxenbourg and Solel Boneh of the Shikun Binui Group.
The announcement marks the completion of a year-long complex tender for two important infrastructure projects critical to Israel's trade and economy: Haifa's Bayport project and Ashdod's Southport project. The new ports will be operated by global terminal operators who are expected to provide a high level of service that will be
enjoyed by exporters and importers involved with Israel's international trade.
The project's first stage cost is NIS 3.98 billion. The works to be carried out include a main breakwater extension, construction of a lee breakwater, quay construction, operational area reclamation and dredging works.
The construction works for the Southport project in Ashdod were previously awarded to Pan Mediterranean Engineering Company, a subsidiary of China Harbor Engineering. The ground breaking ceremony for that project was held this past week with the participation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Transport and Finance Ministers.
Concurrently, the Israel Ports Company is in the midst of a tender for the selection of a global operator which will operate and maintain the ports for a 25 year period.
Four global operators have been pre-qualified to participate in the tender that is expected to be concluded during the first quarter of 2015. The four operators include:
TIL, Eurogate, ICTSI and Shanghai International Ports Group.
Bayport (1st Stage) Stats :
Capacity: Up to 1.1m TEU, with first phase capacity of 800,000 TEU
Terminal area: 81ha
Main quay length: 800m
Quayside water depth: 17.3m
Secondary quay: 450m
Breakwater extension: 882m
Secondary breakwater: 2100m
Terminal rail yard
Terminal rendering: 3D Hue Studios on behalf of the IPC
For information: Orly Malka 052-6226274