Atlas Provides Professionals to New Suez Canal Project

A consortium consisting of the world’s biggest dredging companies has started on the “New Suez” Canal project in Egypt.

The companies will work together to create another canal that will run alongside the existing Suez Canal, in order to allow ships to simultaneously pass one another. Atlas Professionals is one of the agencies to provide marine professionals.

Atlas’ Dredging & Port Construction Business Manager, Evert Jan Van Slooten, said: “To be able to finish before the end of August next year, the dredgers will have to be shifting non-stop 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have a number of people who have worked with these companies on several projects, which is one of the reasons why we have the opportunity to find the right professionals – ranging from Multicat Skipper to Cutter Engineer – for this prestigious project.”

In addition to creating a new canal, some existing sections of the current Suez Canal will be broadened and deepened. The estimation is that in total 250 million cubic metres of sediment will be removed.

The project has the ambitious deadline of completion within nine months.

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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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