The new terminals are to be built on land that will be reclaimed and will feature facilities designed to handle Triple-E class vessels (18,000 TEU capacity).
At full construction, the terminals will have two quays with a total length of some 1,600m and maximum waterside depth of 17.3m. The three bids encompass five companies out of the seven that passed the pre-qualification stage.
The groups bidding for the tender are: a consortium of Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering Ltd. and Ashtrom Group; China Harbor represented in Israel by Maman - Cargo Terminals and Handling Ltd; and Shikun u'Binui Holdings Ltd. through Solel Boneh together with Ludreco from Luxembourg. These three groups are expected to submit financial bids for building the ports by May.