EXCLUSIVE: Jan De Nul Dredgers in Suez

CSD Zheng He

The New Suez Canal project is well on schedule, with the opening ceremony set to take place on August 6.

Jan De Nul six cutter suction dredgers working on site, together with 18 other dredgers of the Consortium partners, dredge 24/7 in order to deliver the New Suez Canal by August 2015.

The Consortium, consisting of Jan De Nul, NMDC, Boskalis and Van Oord, will by the end of the project remove a total of 180 million m³ of soil. This means that 600,000 m³ is to be dredged every day.

Dredging of the New Suez Canal started in December 2014. Once finished, the New Suez will have a depth of 24m, a width of 240m, and will be one third in length of the current Canal.

Please take a moment of your time to check out these amazing Jan De Nul photos from the Suez.

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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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