Jizan Terminal Dredging Backfill Project in Saudi Arabia is an important terminal dredging project and is the first large-scale dredging hydraulic project since Saudi Aramco took over the management of Jizan Economic City. The project site is about 100km away from Jizan City and considered part of Jizan Economic City infrastructure projects. This project will include basin, channel dredging, land area reclamation, breakwater, revetment construction and a heavy-piece terminal and its subsidiary. The project is still on progress by China Harbor Engineering Arabia Co. ‘CHEC’.


Fosroc worked with the contractor at the very early stages through running different concrete trials to assess available raw materials and produce the require concrete mix design, this proposed solution provided the client with the required high quality results using different concrete admixtures; Conplast SP500, Conplast 440M and Conplast CN. Moreover, mold release agent (Nitocote Formcote) was proposed to improve productivity and prolong molds lifetime. After concrete casting, concrete blocks were treated with curing compounds (Concure 90 and Concure AB) to ensure that a proper curing process is in place, and a final silane-siloxane coat (Nitocote SN502) was applied as a protective layer.


Some of the advantages of FOSROC Constructive Solutions were as follows:

  • The client was very satisfied according to FOSROC team’s support & the clearance of Application Instructions.
  • The proposed solution proved to provide a comprehensive solution from concrete mixing to final placement of concrete blocks, this has helped the client to have one single party with compatible after trades for various application and solutions.
  • Fosroc solution provided a cost efficient, high productivity and minimised any rejections or reworks.
  • Contractor required an economical and high quality solution that could be applied rapidly. Again, FOSROC was able to meet this need.