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Canal & The Society

The Suez Canal ’s role is not confined to servicing the world trade. It goes beyond that to serve the Canal Zone community ...

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Dredgers

The dredging Debartment owns a fleet of 12 multitype dredgers. The fleet has carried out the regular dredging works along the SC and its approaches and the waiting areas in the lakes ,together with the development projects to increas the maximum permissible draught for the transiting vessels.
The SC dredger's fleet had carried out many projects inside and outside Egypt such as dredging works in the Egyptian ports (Damietta & Dekhella) and in the dredging works in Libya and Syria.

1. Cutter Suction Dredgers:

Total
Power (HP)
Cutter
Power (HP)
Dredge
Pump Power (HP)
Min. Dredging
Depth (m)
Max. Dredging
Depth (m)
Mashhour 30800 3263 2x7342 8 35
El Seddiek 19070 2175 2x5000 5.2 30
Tarek Ebn-Zeyad 16270 2x952 1x10000 6 30
Mahmoud Yones 11070 1500

1x5000

3 25.3
10 th of Ramadan 2108 231 1115 2 11.5

2. Self Propelled Hopper Suction Dredgers:

Total
 Power (HP)
Hopper
Capacity (m3)
Dredge
Pump Power (HP)
Normal Dredging
Depth (m)
Max. Dredging
Depth (m)
Mecca

25032

10211

2x4487

12.5

35

Oboor Port Said

18100

6557

2x1632

25

30

Salah El Dean 15150 6328 2x1632 25 30

3. Bucket Wheel Excavator Cutter Suction Dredgers:

Suez Canal VTMS

Total Power Cutter Power Dredge Pump Power Min. Dredging Depth Max. Dredging Depth
Barakat

6415 HP

600 HP

1x3300 HP

3 m

20 m



4. Barge Unloading Dredgers:

Suez Canal VTMS

Displacement 
 Fully Loaded
Dredge Pump Power Dredging Quantity Suction/ Discharge bore
Samy Harraz

726 Ton

2280 HP

1000 m3/hr

700/ 600 mm



5. Booster Station:

Suez Canal VTMS

Displacement
 Fully Loaded
Dredge Pump Power Discharge Distance Vertical Elevation
AlMokhtar 1260 Ton 6118 HP 2000 m 10 m




 


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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Tourism Information

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