Dredging and Marine Works

  • The carrying out of dredging, whether at sea or river ports, including port entrances, basins, quay walls, foundation trenches.
  • Dredged spoil can be pumped through floating or sinker lines to the reclamation locations, behind quay walls or in open areas, with slopes providing protection in case of those open areas.
  • At the same time, segregation of unsuitable material can be done. Such materials can be disposed off by re-handling it is using other equipment, available in our, earthmoving division.

Our experience covers the following as indicated, but is not limited to:

  • Formation of lagoons, developing natural existing lakes, trimming their side slopes; dry or mortared pitching on this side slopes whether inside sea ports, summer resorts or at River Nile banks.
  • Construction of roads crossing vast natural lakes with proper material forming the base up to top, then reaching the required consolidation to match expected future traffic, before the final pavement layer is constructed, all with the required f1yovers, low bridges, culverts or siphons.
  • Construction of rubble embankment, whether protruding from the River Nile side or offshore into the sea. It includes the placing of geosynthetic layers by professional diver teams fully equipped to match the water depths to which they have to operate, followed by the placing of various categories of stone ranging from quarry run to arm our rocks of up to ten tons, naturally quarried or artificially cast in concrete.
  • The construction of quay walls in pre-cast concrete blocks to be placed successfully by heavy floating lifting gear with the help of the diver teams, or in piling, sheet or individual, with all the required backing and complementary works.
  • The use of explosives to blast rocky layers underwater is sometimes needed to enable the dredging works to be continued. This is achieved by employing selected divers from the diving teams, who would be highly specialized with a military background before joining our staff.
  • The lining with different stone sizes in layers to protect the slopes of lakes, lagoons, navigation channels or sea shore lines.
  • The ancillary works that would be required, beside all that mentioned above.

In order to execute the above said works, there is a major fleet of plant and equipment, complemented by well-experienced professional surveyors using advanced surveying instruments, and all backed by qualified computer personnel using up-to-date computerized equipment. The list of the owned equipment runs as follows:

  • Cutter-suction dredgers ranging in power up to 3300 H.P, dredging depth to 18 meters, re-f1ow pumping lines up to three kilometers, and 16 to 24 inches in diameter, with booster stations to enable doubling of the pumping distance.
  • Hydraulic excavators, clamshells, drag lines and orange peel grabs on cradles or rubber tires.
  • Any one of the equipment can be mounted on one of the Various pontoons, becoming a marine based tool whenever needed.
  • Amphibious back-hoes suitable for working in shallow areas and silty, or clayey sea-bottom areas.
  • A fleet of barges, pontoons, (flat top or box type) ranging in tonnage up to 750 tons, suitably dimensioned to function in shallow waters.
  • A group of tug boats and launches of various power levels enabling them to work in the River Nile as well as at sea.
  • Floating tank barges to transport water, fuel and other liquids to the dredgers, the floating cranes or other craft for bunkering or other purposes.
  • A huge number of diesel power generators, welding machines, air compressors, fork lifts, mobile cranes, geotextile cutting and stitching fixed machines, as well as other ordinary workshop tools and equipment which are the usual supporting elements at every project site.

Sampels of Projects

Contact Information

Marine Structures Dept.

  • Kilo 52 Egypt Ismailia Desert Road - Sharkia Governorate
  • 0554410473
  • 0554410470 - 01206980723
  • Dept. Manager : Eng. Osama AbdElhamid
  • dredge@arabcont.com