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Shipyards

Port Said Shipyard (PSS) is a leading shipyard in the area; it has a unique strategic place and is considered as a distinguished spot at the northern entrance of Suez canal giving it a great privilege to attract many transiting ships for repair purposes.
PSS has acquired great experience in the fields of repair & new building of different floating vessels such as different ship types, dredgers, tugboats ….etc.
PSS has highly qualified personnel who are skilled enough and experienced in Shipbuilding and ship repairs.
PSS applies a robust Quality Management System, and is ISO 9000:2000 certified since 19/7/2000

  • In the field of ship repairs, PSS has a widely known experience for more than 100 years.
  • In the field of shipbuilding, PSS is the first yard in the area that started this activity on 1959 by building the cargo ship (Kanat Al Suez) of 3200 DWT for the Egyptian Navigation Company.

Shipyard Main Activities:

  1. Repairs of S.C.A. Fleet:
    Maintenance and repair of annually more than 60 big and medium sized vessels belonging to SCA such as dredgers, floating cranes, tugboats … etc.
  2. Foreign Ship Repair:
    Docking ships up to 50000 DWT for repair purposes, and executing floating repairs along repair quays, at anchorage areas and on ways through Canal as well.
  3. Ship Building:
    Building different types of vessels up to 20000 DWT (including special purpose vessels, dredgers, tugs, ….etc.)
  4. General Engineering Works:
    Providing general engineering works for all SCA departments and manufacturing a wide range of spare parts for SCA equipments and for national industries.
  5. Salvage works:
    Executing salvage by well equipped and highly qualified divers in addition to inspection and under water welding operations.

Shipyard Main Facilities:

  • Floating docks:
    Main Specifications Dock 1 Dock 2 Dock 3 Dock 4
    Carrying capacity(Ton) 5 000 10 000 25 000 17 000
    Length over pontoon (Meter) 106 170 210 171
    Clear width (Meter) 21.8 28 35 48
    Dock cranes (Ton) 2 ( 5, 6 ) 2x10 2 ( 7.5, 12 ) Floating Cranes
  • Floating Cranes:
    Main specifications Khalifa Bahgat Badawi Emlak Enkaz II
    Max. Lifting capacity (Ton) 40 100 200 500
    Max. Lifting height (Meter) 18 40 33 60
    Outreach :



    - Main hook (Meter) 15.5 10 8.8 15
    - Aux. Hook (Meter) 32 30 28.8 40
  • Quays and Repair Areas:
    • Quays with total length 2000 m.
    • Repair areas about 8500 m².
  • Building Berth:
    • Length 150 m., Breadth 43 m., Slope 1:16.5.
    • Arranged for building 2 Vessels each of 12000 DWT or one vessel of 20000 DWT.
    • Equipped with 4 cranes (2 x 60 ton and 2 x 40 ton lifting capacities).
  • Main Workshops:
    • Shipbuilding workshop:
      • Presses up to 700 ton.
      • Frame bending machines up to 400 ton.
      • Rolling machines up to 45 mm thickness sheets.
      • Shot blasting and painting machine with nominal capacity 50 ton/hr.
      • Automatic cutting machine scale 1:10 with 4 heads each with 3 torches for cutting steel up to 100 mm. thickness.
      • CNC plasma/oxyacetylene cutting machine (Track width 9700 mm., Track length 30000 mm., Cutting width 2X300 mm. "Mirror Image mode")
    • Machine tool workshop:
      • Center lathes: max. job to be turned 80 cm dia., 11m length or 170 cm dia. 600 cm length.
      • Vertical lathes: max. job to be turned is 5.5 m dia., 2.75 m height.
      • CNC lathe: Max. Job to be turned is 700 mm. diam., 2 m. length.
      • CNC lathe: Max. Job to be turned is 900 mm. diam., 3 m. length.
      • CNC machine center 5 axis (X-axis 11 m, Y-axis 3.5 m, Z-axis 1.5 m) max. weight of the Work piece to be machined is 40 ton.
      • Crank grinding machine for cranks up to 4.5 m length.
    • Foundry:
      • Cast iron jobs up to 2 ton.
      • Bronze jobs up to 1 ton.
    • Electric workshop:
      • Repair and maintenance of generating sets and motors up to 800 kw.
    • Diesel engines workshop:
      • Repair of all marine engines up to 350 hp.
    • Wood works workshop :
      • Building and repair wooden boats and yachts.
      • Manufacturing of Furniture.
    • Painting work shop:
      • Cleaning ship hulls and interiors using sand blasting and high-pressure water jet.
      • Chemical cleaning for tanks.
      • Air and airless spray painting.
    • Pipeing workshop:
      • Repair, forming and installation of all piping systems.
    • Blacksmith workshop:
      • Hammers up to 5 ton.
      • Heat treatment furnaces up to 3x1.5x1.5 m.

Port Tawfik Shipyard (PTS) has a unique strategic place at the southern entrance of Suez Canal.
PTS executes repairs and new building of medium and small floating units. And is considered as a distinguished spot at the entrance of Suez canal giving it a great privilege to attract many transiting ships for repair purposes.

Shipyard Main Facilities:

  1. Ship Lift Platform (Syncrolift):
    • Up to 2 000 ton lifting capacity, 70 m length and 20 m width, with 425 m ways.
    • Five repair areas ( garage ), length 150 m each .
    • Furnished with complete transfer system .
  2. Glass Reinforced Plastic factory:
    • G.R.P Factory for building and repair units up to 40 m length also manufacturing all commercial products of G.R.P.
    • The factory is Equipped with up to date equipment for quality control .
    • The factory is Furnished with :
      - Fully air conditioned molding area ( 45 x 9 m ) and stores.
      - Fully Equipped Outfitting area ( 45 x 9 m ).
    • The factory uses the finest and the best quality materials and equipments
  3. Floating Cranes:
    Main specifications Zaki Younis Enkaz I
    Max. Lifting capacity (Ton) 100 500
    Max. Lifting height (Meter) 40 60
    Outreach :

    - Main hook (Meter) 10 15
    - Aux. Hook (Meter) 30 40
  4. Workshops:
    Shipbuilding - Machine Tools – Electric - Diesel Engines – Carpentry - Forging - Painting and Piping.

Some Marine Vessels Built in S.C.A Shipyards:

Type Quantity Owner
General Cargo 3 200 Ton 5 Egyptian Navigation Comp.
General Cargo 4 000 Ton 6 Egyptian Navigation Comp.
General Cargo 6 500 Ton 4 Egyptian Navigation Comp.
Ro/Ro 3 200 Ton 2 Egyptian Navigation Comp.
Bucket Dredgers 1200 HP 2 Suez Canal Authority (SCA)
Salvage Tug 160 Ton 2 Suez Canal Authority
Harbor Tug 39 Ton 1 Abu Dahbi
Harbor Tug 35 Ton 1 Suez Canal Authority
Lightening Vessel 3 220 Ton 1 Suez Canal Authority
Boonton 3000 Ton 1 Suez Canal Authority
Yard Crane 30 Ton/35 m 1 Suez Canal Authority
Car Ferries 45, 150, 210 Ton 27 Suez Canal Authority
Passenger Ferries 2 Suez Canal Authority
Boats ( Steel – Wood ) 170 Suez Canal Authority
Boat & G.R.P. up to 17 m 57 Suez Canal Authority
Cutter Suction Dredger 9600 HP 1 Suez Canal Authority
Harbor Tug 100 Ton 1 Suez Canal Authority
Yard Crane 10 Ton/30 m 2 Suez Canal Authority
Harbor Tug 40 Ton 1 Under Construction (SCA)
Harbor Tug 50 Ton 4 Under Construction (SCA)
Harbor Tug 70 Ton 4 Under Construction (SCA)
Yard Crane 30 Ton/35 m 1 Under Construction (SCA)

Contact Information:
Head Office:
ADDRESS: Irshad Building - 6 th floor - P.O. BOX 41515 ISMAILIA, EGYPT
TEL : +2 064 3392150
FAX:
+2 064 3914784 / 3914785
E.mail: scsy@suezcanal.gov.eg

Port Said Shipyard:
ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 42524 PORT SAID, EGYPT
TEL : +2 066 3442072
FAX:
+2 066 3400324
E.mail: pss@suezcanal.gov.eg

Port Tawfik Shipyard:
ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 39 PORT TAWFIK, EGYPT
TEL : +2 062 3395353
FAX: +2 062 3395715
E.mail: pts@suezcanal.gov.eg

Canal History
13th century BCE

13th century BCE, A canal is constructed between the Nile Delta and the Red Sea. For the following centuries, the canal was only partially maintained...

1854

1854, By a French initiative, the viceroy of Egypt, Said Pasha, decides for a project to build a canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea...

1858

1858, La Compagnie Universelle du Canal Maritime de Suez is formed to construct the canal.

17 Nov 1869

17 Nov 1869, With great splendour, the canal is opened for navigation. Dimensions were 22 metre in bottom width, 58 metre in surface width, and a depth of 8 metres...

2 Mar 1888

2 Mar 1888, The Convention of Constantinople guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the Suez Canal during war and peace...

13 Jun 1956

13 Jun 1956, Suez Canal Zone restored to Egypt.
26 Jul 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal.

5 Jun 1975

5 Jun 1975, Suez Canal reopened...

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