ِAdmiral Osama Rabie: “37 million cubic meters of sand saturated with water have been removed so far in the Southern Sector Development Project.”
Admirall Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority,( SCA ) inspected a group of some projects and the main facilities of the Authority in the Suez Governorate, accompanied by a number of members of the Authority’s Board of Directors and its leaders.
The tour began with a visit by the Chairman of SCA to the headquarters of the Port Tawfiq Naval Arsenal
Chairman of SCA was briefed on the developments of the arsenal’s activities in the field of shipbuilding, as he inspected the construction work of the new ferry, with a tonnage of 210 tons, at the northern dock of the arsenal, which is similar in its specifications to the two ferries being built at the Port Said Naval Shipyard, to be operated upon completion of their construction to serve the movement of vehicles and individuals in the Shatt axis in Suez Governorate.
The ferry is 57 meters long and 15 meters wide. It is equipped with 2 SCANIA machines with a capacity of 400 horsepower, and 2 VOLVO generators with a capacity of 60 kilowatts each.
This is except for the construction of two Watercraft boats at the fiberglass factory. The length of the boat is 13.70 meters, its width is 4.10 meters, with a draft of 1.18 meters, and its speed is 20 knots.
In his speech, the Chairman of the Authority expressed his confidence in the important elements that Port Tawfiq’s arsenal enjoys due to its unique geographical location and the trained technical cadres it possesses
Stressing the Authority’s keenness to raise the technical level of its arsenals by providing them with new expertise, referring in this regard to the contract with the Chinese company Guangzhou to build 5 new tugboats for the authority (two locomotives in the Chinese arsenal and three similar locomotives in the arsenals of the authority) will provide an opportunity for exchanging experiences in the field of building marine tugs according to the latest technology in the world
After that,Admiral Rabie went to inspect the southern sector development project, and was keen to greet the crews working on the dredgers participating in the project in both parts.
He also got acquainted with the completion rates at the site of the southern sector development project, where 37 million cubic meters of sand saturated with water have been removed so far in the project.
The Chairman of SCA was also briefed on the completion rates of the engineering and civil works for the Southern Sector Development Project, where 100% of the sedimentation basins have been completed,
It is noteworthy the cladding work completion rate reached 84%, while the completion rate of the bond bollards increased to about 75% in the project areas that the work is carried out by four subsidiaries of the Authority, including the Suez Marine Arsenal Company, the Canal Ports Company, the Timsah Shipbuilding Company, and the Suez Canal Investment Company, under the supervision of the Engineering Department of the Suez Canal Authority ( SCA )
Stated the official spokesman for the Suez Canal Authority George Safwat