Doha Port Dredging Kicks Off

Image source: MOTC

The Doha Port Dredging Project is officially underway, the Qatar Government’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) said in their latest release.  

Through this project, MOTC aims to boost Doha Port’s capacity to be able to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the future, helping to position the city among world’s top cruise ship tourism destinations.

Commenting the latest announcement, Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalid Al Thani, Director of Technical Affairs, MOTC, said: “Dredging deeper in the Doha Port’s watercourse will qualify it to become a tourist destination that is able to accommodate giant cruise ships. These development works will generate significant economic returns to companies, hotels, restaurants, retailing and service sectors as well as the tourist landmarks of Qatar.”

He also added that this project “contributes to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and assists in achieving the goals of the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2018-2023 that aims to place Qatar among the world’s best tourism locations.”

As Dredging Today earlier reported, MOTC awarded the dredging and expansion contract to a consortium that includes the Middle East Dredging Co. (MEDCO) and Jan De Nul, which will use two of the world’s largest dredgers to clear up to 3.5 million cubic meters of material from the port’s approach channel.

Image source: MOTC

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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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