EGYPT

DAMIETTA PROPANE BERTH

Advising a Client on the development of a new propane berth at Damietta on Egypt's Mediterranean coast. The berth requires the dredging of some 1.5Mcm of fine silty sand and marine clay, the armouring of the dredged slopes with rock and a new piled jetty. The reclamation area has sand bunds some 8m to 9m above the existing ground level, created prior to the start of the reclamation. Thus, very careful control was required in order to limit the water levels and flow of the water in the reclamation area through the ground beneath as it can affect both new local commercial developments and farms. The level of water in the bunded area had to be carefully monitored in order to control the losses of dredged material to the sea. It was also important to ensure that, despite the fineness of the reclamation materials, the reclaimed area is usable as soon as possible after completion

 

Egypt

CLAIMS FOR DEBRIS AND DREDGING CONDITIONS

Significant claims from the dredging contractor of a berthing basin adjacent to the main shipping channel at Damietta, covered a number of issues, including unforeseen ground conditions as well as debris. Evidence covered these issues as well as the contract conditions.