Duqm Land

Duqm Land

Duqm Land

 

Port of Duqm is developing a total land area of about 5,000 hectares under two separate concession agreements. Port of Duqm has been granted usufruct rights by the Government of Oman for a 28 year period, starting in July 2015. Port of Duqm is developing this land under the ‘Landlord’ model, implying that it grants sub-usufruct rights to tenants under a long term land lease agreement. Port of Duqm is currently granting land on lease in ‘zones’ dedicated for medium and heavy industrial, petrochemical as well as logistics and light industrial activities, at attractive rental rates.

 

Land Size & Lease Duration

 

Land is available on lease, under a sub-usufruct contract with a minimum plot size of 1 hectare (10,000 sq.m) for a duration of up-to 25 years, with a potential option to renew for a similar duration.

 

Annual Charges

                                         

Land Rental (Surface Area)         

RO. 1.2 to 1.6 per sq. meter per year, depending on the size and scope of the project, payable in advance, subject to an agreed annual escalation.

Alternative payment terms such as upfront payment options available.

 

All charges are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact Commercial Department of Port of Duqm to obtain confirmation. 

 

Port Bound Land

 

Port Bound Land includes all land which has close proximity to the Port’s quays.

 

Phase I

 

This is the land on and around the commercial quay, the government quay and the Port entrance and covers a total area of approximately 100ha. The Port either already performs or plans the following activities to be a part of this area:

• A cement import terminal

• A bitumen import terminal

• A bunker terminal

• The multipurpose Terminal

• The Early Container Terminal and future Container Terminals

• The Dry Bulk Terminal

• A RO-RO terminal

• Laydown areas

• Light Industrial and Logistics activities which require direct quay access

 

Phase II

 

The Phase II Port Bound Land covers the development of a 600ha area which is yet to be reclaimed. The Port plans to start to operate this area once the Phase I developments reach a level which does not meet the requirements any longer. The Phase II expansions include the further development of container, dry bulk, RO-RO and multipurpose terminals. Expectation is that this part of the Port will become operational between 2025 and 2030.

 

Logistics Land

 

The total Logistics land spans over 1,500 hectares and is situated at close proximity to the port, ideally suited for export and import activities of logistics and light industrial businesses. This includes the following:

• Laydown areas

• Transport activities

• General warehousing

• Stock keeping activities

• Container Freight Stations

• Repacking units

• Parking areas

• Container yards

• Assembling facilities

 

In the first phase, 65 hectares of land was levelled which is nearly fully leased out, with only few plots remaining. Port of Duqm is in the process of levelling a further 100 hectares of land, which will be available for rent in the near future.

 

Industrial Land

 

 

Port of Duqm Company (PDC), under its subsidiary called Duqm Industrial Land Company (DILC), has signed a separate concession with the Oman Government to develop an industrial land and petrochemical area over 2,000ha. The plan is to develop 500 ha of land for heavy industries, another 500ha for medium-to-heavy industries and the remaining 1000ha of land for petrochemicals. At present, in the first phase, 250 ha of medium-heavy industrial land is being developed and handed over to tenants under long-term lease agreements. This industrial land zone has an excellent location, situated right across the upcoming prestigious Oman Oil refinery project. Port of Duqm and DILC are seeking investors to set up a variety of industries in the zone, including but not limited to the following:

• Ready-mix concrete production and packing units

• Cement factories

• Steel structure assembly factories

• Pipe coating facilities

• Chemical plants

• Mineral crushing and repacking plants

• Downstream mineral processing plants

• Ceramic tile and porcelain production facilities

• Glass production facilities

• Paint production facilities

 

Liquid Bulk Land

 

The Liquid Bulk and Petrochemical development area is a 1,375ha area in the northern part of the Port. Due to its proximity to the future liquid bulk jetties, it projects to facilitate liquid bulk terminals as well as related industrial activities. In a first phase, off-site storage facilities are expected to be developed on the liquid jetties, serving the future refinery, which will be developed just north of Port of Duqm concession area. Duqm Terminal and the liquid berths are expected to be operational in the course of 2019.

 

Application Procedure for Lease of Land

 

  • Interested investors are requested to fill an application form which can be downloaded from the link below: 

               http://www.duqm.gov.om/invest/investment-application-forms

  • The completed form along with all relevant attachments requested should be submitted to the Commercial Department of Port Duqm.

              Commercial Department Contact Details:

              Email: commercial@portduqm.com

              Phone: +968 24342800

  • Port Duqm shall evaluate the application against its criteria for land allocation. In case the application meets PDC requirements, a suitable land, in consultation with the investor shall be allocated. The land site coordinates along with a draft Sub-usufruct agreement (the “Agreement”) is provided to the investor at this stage.
  • The investor is given a 14 day period to examine the site and review the draft Agreement. In case an agreement is reached, the agreement is signed and an advance rent, as per Agreement, is paid by the investor.
  • Upon signing of Agreement and payment of advance rent, the investor acquires reservation rights on the land.  During the reservation period, which is typically maximum 6 months, the tenant can prepare for the execution of the project, and fulfill all contractual obligations.  He may now proceed with commercial registration, licensing formalities and obtaining of all required permits.  Once all contractual conditions are met, construction on the site can start after formal handover of the plot.