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Dredging & Widening Works
in Basin-3 at Sokhna Port

Owner: Sokhna Port Development Company & Dubai Port World.

Project Overview:

Docking of a large regasification vessel, badly needed to secure natural gas supply to power stations in Egypt, required the widening and deepening of Basin No. 3 in Sokhna Port. This was a challenging project as a very hard cemented soil layer was encountered.

Our Scope of Works:

The first stage was a collaboration with the Egyptian Dutch Dredging Co. and ABEKO Server Co. to dredge 330,000  m3 and dump the dredged material at a designated off-shore dumping area. The works were carried out for Dubai Ports World.

The second stage to deepen the basin and widen its northern side was carried out by EDECS for Sonker Bunkering Co. to dredge 400,000 m3 and dump using the Backhoe Red October.

Widening the basin includes removal of the existing shore protection, cutting/trimming new slopes, and installing new geotextiles, filters, and protecting the new slopes.

Project Duration: Mar. 2011 - Mar. 2015.



Sokhna Port Development Company & Dubai Port World

Project Type

Dredging Works


(60 months)

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