ASCOM Geology and Mining will complete dry sand excavation on a section of the New Suez Canal, under supervision of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The company has already undertaken initial survey work and has committed to the excavation of 25 000 m3 per day until such time as they strike wet soil.
“ASCOM brings to this project clear experience as the leading provider of quarrying services to Egypt’s cement industry,” said Qalaa Holdings Chairman and Founder Ahmed Heikal, adding: “It is an honor to have one of our companies selected to provide services to a project that is so critical to our nation’s future economic development.”
The New Suez Canal is a ~EGP60 billion project that will include a 72-kilometer long parallel waterway and a 76 000 km2 industrial zone and logistics hub. The channel parallel to the current canal will also include tunnels for motor vehicles and trains.
Two other Qalaa Holdings companies are also involved in the project.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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