Two More Giants Heading for Suez

Some of the world’s largest dredgers will arrive in Egypt over the next few weeks where they will join the crews that are already working on the expansion of the Suez Canal, reported the Middle East News Agency (Mena).

According to Engineer Wagdy Zaki, executive manager of the project’s dredging works, Dutch dredging company Van Oord is about to send its trailing suction hopper dredger “Utrecht” to the canal. The “Utrecht”, with a capacity of 16,000 cubic meters, is expected to arrive in Egypt on May 27th 2015.

One more trailing suction hopper dredger, the “Oranje” is expected at the site on June 12. The vessel, with a capacity of 16,000 cubic meters, belongs to Dutch dredging contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V.

With these two additions, a total of 42 vessels will be working on the New Suez Canal project in order to complete all dredging activities before the end of June, after which the experimental operation of the new canal will start.

Official inauguration of the new waterway has been set for August 2015.

 

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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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