Chinese Duo Wins Major Port Deal in Algeria

Two Chinese companies, China Harbor Engineering Company (CHEC) and China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), and the Algerian government last Sunday signed an agreement to build a mega seaport in Algeria.

Under the deal, the two sides will set up a consortium company in March to build the port, some 60 km west of the capital Algiers, reported Xinhua.

The port will have 23 docks capable of processing 6.5 million 20-foot containers and 30 million tons of bulk cargo per year.

The future port has been designed as one of the biggest transshipment ports in the region that will provide services to North Africa and Europe.

If all goes according to schedule, the $3.3 billion project will be completed within next seven years, and gradually put into service within four years with China’s Shanghai Ports Group ensuring its management.

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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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