Project Overview: Promo

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, entertains huge potentials qualifying it to become the primer 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 of multipurpose berthing and handling with 17 m depth of berthing.

The scope of works includes the following;

  • Site preparation and investigation including bathymetric survey, soil investigation, installing and maintaining the environmental barrier.
  • Land reclamation to add over 50,000 m2 to the quay wall and stacking area. This includes backfilling of about 1 million cubic meters of clean sand.
  • Soil improvement for a 15 m thick soft clay layer extended under the project site at about 14 m below the sea level using the Vertical Wick Drains technique, deep compaction for the backfilled sand for up to 17 m depth using the Vibro Compaction technique and finally utilizing the Rapid Impact Compaction technique to ensure the top layers of the whole site is well compacted to the required degree.
  • Excavating and constructing 680 m length of about 28,000 square meters of Diaphragm Walls with 1-meter thickness and 44 meters depth
  • Excavating and constructing about 500 barrettes (1 m by 2.5 m and about 44 meters deep).
  • The total quantity of reinforced concrete exceeds 100,000 cubic meters with about 23,000 tons of weldable steel. Two concrete batch plants were installed on the site
  • Constructing the copping beams, girders, and deck slabs.
  • Installation of 59 cell fenders and 20 bollards.
  • Dredging to depth – 17.0 m for about 760,000 cubic meters.

Two ready mix concrete plants were installed to secure a heavy daily demand of up to 800 m3 totaling about  100,000 m3 of concrete for the quay-wall, capping beams, girders, and slabs.