Bright Future for Saudi Ports

Under the patronage of the Governor of Madina Province His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, the foundation stone will be laid soon for a number of development projects that will be inaugurated in King Fahd Industrial Port Yanbu and in Yanbu Commercial Port in a total cost of more than $560 million.

His Excellency said that these projects are a part of the Ports Authority’s plan to develop the Saudi Ports and to improve their services confirming that these projects will achieve a quantum leap in the two ports regarding operating capacity and back-up services.

These projects will include construction of a berth for handling general cargo with back areas, construction of a berth for handling unpacked materials with the back-up operating zone, construction of a berth for providing different services and for receiving passenger ships, boats and yachts, deepening of a number of berths in addition to the approach canal and Al Duran Basin, execution of a security system in Yanbu Commercial Port, construction of 6 berths, rehabilitation of the ports infrastructure, construction of 2 multi-function tugboats and deepening of King Fahd Industrial Port entries and berths.

Press Release, April 7, 2014

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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