The New Suez Canal dredging program is progressing very well. The project was inaugurated by the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish in the presence of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on 5 August 2014.
The project includes construction of the parallel section of the canal to allow ships to simultaneously transit in two directions.
It will have a depth of 24 m, a width of 240 m, and will be one third in length of the current canal.
According to Mamish, the total project will require up to 36 dredgers to remove about 250 million cubic meters of material.
Dredging Today Staff