The largest ever land reclamation job in DEME’s history moves ahead

The largest ever dredging and land reclamation project in DEME’s history – the Abu Qir Port in Egypt – is moving forward.

DEME said that this capital project includes the reclamation of 1,000 hectares of new land. It also involves deepening of the port’s approach channel to 23m and dredging of a turning basin to 22m.

Under the scheme, an enormous volume of more than 150 million m³ will be dredged.

The marine works, including 6,800m of quay walls for new berths, 8,800m of breakwaters and soil improvement works, will be executed by DEME’s consortium partner GIECO, Egypt’s leading marine engineering company. 

The project is due for completion in 2023.

Photo: Van Houwelingen Marine Services