The upgrade of the West Pier had a capital cost of $50m for the upgrade of the existing quay wall. The length of the upgraded wall is approximately 700 meters long. In addition, one alongside type berth will be constructed for wet docking maintenance, and a ramp will be constructed for deploying pollution equipment and small boats from onshore to offshore. This project will increase the 2,500 Tons Maximum Displacement Weight (MDW) capacity of the existing quay wall to 4,500 Tons MDW.
The primary objective of the project design is to improve the turnaround time of the vessels loading/offloading and improve the safe operation of the marine fleet, in compliance with ARAMCO requirements. ByrneLooby / Wood Group successfully achieved this.