Construction Of 680 M Berth
in Damietta Port, Egypt

Owner: Damietta Port Authority (DPA), Egypt.

Consultant: A&A and Geo Consultants (GC).

Engineers: Engineering Authority (EA) & Egyptian Armed Forces.

Project Overview:

Damietta Port comes at the forefront of the Egyptian ports recently developed by the Egyptian Ministry of Transport considering its distinguished location. The port is about 23 nautical miles from the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, which is a major advantage for all the vessels crossing the Suez Canal. Damietta Port also has huge potential, qualifying it to become the prime Egyptian commercial port.

One of its many advantages is the applied integrated automated system that serves the national economy. The Port is owned by the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation and is managed by the Damietta Port Authority which is tasked to execute a well-defined strategy that includes, among others, increasing the capacity of the port by adding more berthing lengths and deepening the basin into 17 m. This new berth adds 680 m of quay wall for multipurpose berthing and handling with a 17 m depth of berthing.

Our Scope of Works:

  1. Site preparation and investigation including bathymetric survey, soil investigation, installing and maintaining environmental barriers.

  2. Land reclamation to add over 50,000 m2 to the quay wall and stacking area. This includes backfilling of about 1 million m3 of clean sand.

  3. Excavating and constructing 680 m lengths of about 28,000 m2 of Diaphragm Walls with 1-meter thickness and 44 meters depth.

  4. Excavating and constructing about 500 barrettes (1 m by 2.5 m and about 44 meters deep).

  5. Constructing the copping beams, girders, and deck slabs.

  6. ​Installation of 59 cell fenders and 20 bollards.

Project Duration: Jul. 2017 - Dec. 2018.



Damietta Port Authority


Project Type

Dredging Works, Ports & Marine Works


(18 months)

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