Docking of large regasification vessel, badly needed to secure natural gas supply to power stations in Egypt, required widening and deepening of Basin No. 3 in Sokhna Port. This was a challenging project as a very hard cemented soil layer (at level -15 m to -17 m) was encountered. Works were carried out in two stages.
The first stage was back in 2011 (Mar. to Jul.) in collaboration with the Egyptian Dutch Dredging Co. and ABEKO Server Co. to dredge more than 330,000 m3 and dump the dredged material at a designated off-shore dumping area. Total value of EDECS works exceeded €1.64 million (14 million LE ). 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 (between Nov. 2014 – Mar. 2015) for Sonker Bunkering Co. to dredge and dump (off-shore) over 400,000 m3 using the Backhoe Red October (one of the biggest floating diggers in the world; owned by Macon Charter) and our self-propelled split barges
Eldawlia102 & Maro-D (with capacity of 900 m3, each). Widening the basin included removal of the existing shore protection, cutting/trimming new slopes and installing new geotextiles, filters and protecting the new slopes. Works’ value exceeded $2 million (14 million LE ).