Kuwait to accept bids for Shuwaikh Port project

KUWAIT — Kuwait Ports Authority announced it would accept bids over the next two months for dredging work in Shuwaikh Port's marine channel from its current 9.5 metres to 14 metres.


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Published: Sat 18 Jun 2005, 10:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:44 PM

Director of the authority's technical department Engineer Ali Hussein said in statements to the press that this project would allow Shuwaikh Port to receive 95 per cent of the different types of ships without having to wait for high or low tide and contribute to attracting more traffic.

He added that the authority had conducted a full survey of the location and estimated the work that needed to be done, noting that seven companies have qualified for the project.

Hussein explained that Shuwaikh Port includes 21 anchorage stations at the length of 4,055 metres and a depth of ten metres, as well as a 1.2 million square metres water basin and stretches a surface area of 3.2 million square metres.

The authority has many projects aimed at transforming Kuwait into a commercial center for the northern Gulf, especially with the advantages of Kuwait's strategic location and proximity to Iran, Iraq, central Asia, eastern Europe and Turkey, he concluded.

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