Chinese firm wins dredging deal for Kuwait bridge

Guangzhou company to dredge temporary channel for new Subiya crossing

Shuwaikh Port, Kuwait
Shuwaikh Port, Kuwait

CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Co, a subsidiary of China Communications Construction, has won a $15m contract to develop a dredging channel to pave way for Kuwait's new Subiya Crossing.

The company said that the temporary channel will be around 7.7km-long and will require the dredging of five million cubic metres of material.

The project will take 225 days to complete, In a statement, Guangzhou Dredging said that the contract represented its first successful entry into the Kuwait dredging market and was part of its strategy of broadening its scope.

The Subiya bridge link is seen as a key project for the country as it will link the port at Shuwaikh with major oil-producing areas in the north of the country.

A $2.6bn contract to design, build and maintain the bridge was signed in October 2012. The work is expected to take five years to complete.

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