A key design challenge for the scheme under the leadership of Dr Abdelaziz Abdalla Rabie, will be to deepen the navigation channel to host ships with a draught of up to 16m. Under existing port conditions, vessel entry is restricted by the water tide level meaning ships are limited to a draught of 8.5m.
As part of the project brief, the Kuwait Ports Authority specified the need to modernise terminal facilities and increase container handling capacity in accordance with global best practice.
Upon award of the contract, SMEC Country Manager Zain Zaidi in conjunction with the SMEC Global Opportunities Manager Sybille Tildsley said,
“Our team will combine global and local expertise to offer a design solution that will future proof the port for the next 30 years. We are delighted to have the opportunity to once again work with the Kuwait Ports Authority on this hugely significant project”
Existing port infrastructure (2021) courtesy of Kuwait Ports Authority
Key elements of the scope include:
Photo from the signing ceremony
SMEC’s technical specialists are presenting technical papers at this year’s Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Specialists from SMEC’s Power and Energy team will deliver presentations at the 2023 All-Energy Conference in Melbourne. The annual conference is delivered in collaboration with the Clean Energy Council and grants attendees access to the most recent technology, information, and trends pertinent to professionals in the renewable energy sector.
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Specialists from SMEC Dams & Hydropower and Geotech teams will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 ANCOLD Conference in Cairns. The annual conference highlights the essential role that dams play in sustaining humanity through methods of water supply, energy production and minerals processing.