NRL has played a major part in an ongoing infrastructure development project in Egypt, supplying qualified workers for the construction of two tunnels under the Suez Canal.
About the project
The Ismailia Tunnels form part of the Egyptian Government’s Suez Canal Area Development Project, which aims to increase the role of the Suez Canal region in international trading and to develop the three canal cities: Suez, Ismailia and Port Said.
The tunnels are being excavated by two HK Slurry Tunnel Boring Machines which measure 13 meters of diametre each. When complete, they will allow the creation of a new road between both sides of Ismailia City which will provide a significant economic boost to the region.
NRL have supplied a number of workers to Razel-Bec, equipped with the training and experience required to assist with the development of the tunnels and the operation of the equipment being used. Some of the roles we have provided include:
Tunnel Boring Machine Engineer
Tunnel Boring Machine Operator
Name: Suez Canal Area Development Project
Estimated Investment: €404m
Location: Suez, Ismailia, Port Said - Egypt
Owners: Egyptian Ministry of Defence, represented by the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces (EAAF)
Nature: Construction, Tunnelling
Outcomes: 4.7km of excavated tunnel length, scheduled for delivery in 2018
Main contractors: Petrojet (Egypt), Concord (Egypt)
Subcontractors: CMC (Italy), Razel-Bec (France)
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