Hanna Shaikh Holding Company (HSHC) proposes to build a vast and hugely
expensive port ($10-12 billion) with 40 km of berths at the Fao
peninsula, a marshy region adjoining the Arabian Gulf in the extreme
south-east of Iraq, between and to the south-east of the cities of Basra
(Iraq) and Abadan (Iran). The main purpose of the terminal would be to
export oil. This report reviews the project proposal. It comments on oil
production forecasts, prospects for Iraqi oil production, container
traffic, liquid natural gas/liquid petroleum gas, free zones, project
viability, technical and other issues.
This resource was produced by TI-UP – a DFID-funded resource centre for
technology, infrastructure and urban planning, managed by IMC Worldwide
Anon. TI-UP Enquiry: review of Iraq Grand Port project proposal. TI-UP Resource Centre, London, UK (2008) 10 pp.