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 carried out the detailed engineering design services for the project, harmonizing the design and construction methodology with the adjacent North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), another major infrastructure undertaking in the Philippines. The two projects will be built on the shared corridor of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) right of way.
Libby Paholski, SMEC Functional General Manager of Environment & Social Development Group - ASEAN, recently spoke at the 2022 International Development Opportunities Seminar. The seminar was organised by the Australian Government through the Australian Embassy in Manila and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade).
SMEC is pleased to announce that they have joined the Qazaq Green Association in Khazakhstan as a member. With global expertise and as a trusted partner for our clients, SMEC has significant experience in renewables projects and enabling sustainability objectives in key infrastructure projects.
SMEC Malawi has been appointed by the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources in Malawi to carry out the “Consulting services for feasibility study, preliminary engineering design, detailed engineering design and construction supervision of small and medium sized multipurpose dams including establishment of community based operational and maintenance institutional arrangements.”