Van Oord’s Volvox Asia Arrives in Egypt

Van Oord, a Dutch contracting company that specializes in dredging and land reclamation, has deployed its trailing suction hopper dredger Volvox Asia to the New Suez Canal Project.

The Volvox Asia will accompany three stationary cutter suction dredgers and a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger, already working on the project. Another cutter suction dredger will be added to the dredging fleet in the canal in a month.

Van Oord is part of the consortium executing the New Suez Canal project.

The Suez Canal and Van Oord

Van Oord and the Suez Canal share a long history. Adriaan Volker, one of Van Oord founding fathers, travelled to Egypt as early as 1897 to scout potential dredging work in the canal.

In 1906, his visit resulted in a contract to dredge the Suez Canal from Ismailia to the southernmost point of the Great Bitter Lake. Bucket dredgers Suez I, II and III were built for the job.

The project was completed in 1911.

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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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