The dredging department is one of the departments of the Suez Canal Authority, which is concerned with the dredging works of Suez Canal to maintain the design dimensions of the canal to allow all types of world vessels to pass through safely. The dredging department owns a fleet of dredgers consists of eleven units, including :

- Five Cutter suction dredgers
- Three Self Propelled Hopper Suction Dredgers
- One Bucket Wheel Excavator Cutter Suction Dredger
- One Barge Unloading Dredger 
- One Booster Station. 
In addition, the department has a large fleet of auxiliary support units (marine cranes, tugboats, surveying boats, launches, self-propelled spilt barges, earth moving equipment and ferryboats). The Department has a set of workshops for quick repairs of marine units and preparing of delivery floating pipelines.
The dredging department had executed several external projects in Egyptian ports and the ports of some Arab countries.


​​1. Cutter Suction Dredgers: ​

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​​​Total Power
 (HP)​​
 
 
                             ​Cutter Power 
(HP) 
 
 
​​
Dredge Pump Power ​(HP)
 
​​​​Min. Dredging Depth
(m)​
 
​Max.Dredging Dept 
(m)
Mashhour​ ​30800
​3263
​2x7342 ​8​ ​​​35​​
​El Seddiek
​19​070
​2175
​2x5000
​5.2​
​30
​Tarek Ebn Zeyad
​16270
​​2x952 ​1x10000 ​6 ​​30​​​
​Mahmoud Yones
​11070
​1500 ​1x5000
​3 ​25.3​
​10 th of Ramadan
​2108 ​231​
1115
​2 ​11.5​


 

2. Self Propelled Hopper Suction Dredgers: 


 
 
 
 
       Total Power
 (HP)​​
 
 
 
Hopper Capacity (m3)​
 
 
​​Dredge Pump Power ​(HP)
 
                          
Normal Dredging Depth
​(m)​
 
​Max.Dredging Dept 
(m)
Mecca 25032
​10211
2x4487 12.5 35​
Oboor Port Said
​18100
6557
2x1632
25
​30
Salah El Dean ​
15150
6328 ​2x1632
25 ​​30​​​

                 

 

 

 

3. B​ucket Wheel Excavator Cutter Suction Dredgers: 


​​​Total Power ​Cutter Power​​ ​Dredge Pump Power​ ​Min.Dredging Depth​​ ​Max. Dredging Depth​​
Barakat ​6415 H​P ​600 HP​ ​​1x3300 HP ​3 m​
​20 m​


 

4. Barge Unloading Dredgers: 

​​
 
 
 

 
Total  Power 
(HP)​
​Dredge Pump Power
(HP)
​Jet Pump Power
(HP)
                          
Dredging quantity 
(m3)​
Samy Harraz 3793
​2280
527 1000


 

5. Booster Station:​

 
 
 

Total Power (HP)

Dredge Pump Power​​​(HP)
Discharge Distance
(m)
Suction/discharge Pipeline (mm)
AlMokhtar​ 7159
6118
2000
850/850


 
 
Dredging Department's Fleet ( Full Document )​
SCA owns a fleet of 31 multi type tugs ranging from 3200 HP to 16000 HP used for towing, salvage, firefighting and berthing of ships such as :​​

​Ocean-going multipurpose tugs "Baraka1 & Ezzat Adel"​​


​​

  1. The most powerful in the Middle East with continuous bollard pull rated 160 tons  and speed : 17.5 knot.
  2. Length : 69.2 m, Beam :15.5 m, Depth : 7.4 m, and Draught : 6.4 m.
  3. Total dead weight capacity : 2320 tons , Deck area : 434 m2 with a strength of 15 t/m2.
  4. Four diesel engines :each 3990 HP at 600 rpm, Marine range : 6000 nautical miles.
  5. Equipped with two fire fighting pumps delivering 3600 m3/hr for each and two water monitors remotely controlled from the wheel house ( 150 m height above sea level and 193 m trajectory ).
  6. Equipped with a 200 m3 tank, so they can participate in antipollution and lightering operations.
  7. They carried out many successful towing operations in the high sea for oil rigs, floating docks, ships, barges and oil derricks.

 

Lightering vessels "Nagda1 and Nagda2"


  1. These vessels are used for lightering, bunkering water supply and carrying containers.
  2. Oil carrying capacity : 3045 tons and fresh water capacity : 1000 tons.
  3. Length : 87 m, Beam : 15.5 m and Depth : 4 m.
  4. Container carrying capacity : 56 TEU.
  5. Two engines each 1125 HP at 1000 rpm and speed : 10 knot.​​

Salvage and fire fighting "Salam 5 ,6 ,7 ,8 & 9" ​

  1. Modern, newly built and fully equipped tug.
  2. Used for salvage, fire fighting, mooring and escorting of large tankers and other services.
  3. The tug is highly maneuverable for operation in harbours and escorting
  4. Equipped with 2*2500 HP diesel engine and Voith-Schnider propeller.

Open sea towage, escort and fire fighting "Mosaed1"

  • Newly built on 2010 with bollard pull 70 tons and speed 13.4 knots.
  • Length :30.25m ,Beam :11.75m ,Depth :5.28m ,Draught :5.84(including Skeg and thruster).
  • Equiped with two main engines 2720HP eath at 1600 rpm .
  • Equiped with two fire fighting pumps each delivering 1400 m3/hr at 12.5 bar.
  • Used for towing ,escorting ,fire fighting and berthing ships.


Other Tugs


  • The other tugs are used as salvage, escort and fire fighting at the Suez Canal.
  • They are also used for berthing ships at the waiting areas and harbours.

 
 
Suez Canal Tugs Fleet

1. Port Said Shipyard Cranes:

​​

​​​Main specifications
​Enkaz I​I​​
​Emlak​ ​​Bahgat Badawi
​​Khalifa​​
​​Max. Lifting Capacity (Ton)
​​500 ​200 100​ ​​40
​Max. Lifting Height (m)
​​60 ​33 40​ ​18
​Outreach :
​Main Hook (m)
​15 ​8.8 ​10 ​15.5
​Aux. Hook (m)​
​​40 ​28.8 30​​​ ​32

2. Port Tawfik Shipyard Cranes:

​Za​ki Younis
​​​ Main specifications​
​  Enkaz I​
​Zaki Younis
Max. Lifting Capacity (Ton)​​ ​500 ​100
​Max. Lifting Height (m)
​60 ​40
​Outreach :
​Main Hook (m) ​15 ​10
​Aux. Hook (m)
​40 ​​30

3. Dredging Department Cranes:​

​​​Main specifications​
​Shamekh​
​Load capacity(Ton)
​80
Main engine (HP)
​2 x 635 
1 x 122

4. Transit Department Cranes:

Arafat
​Main specifications​ ​Arafat
​Naieam-Bakr-Aulwy
​Max. Lifting Capacity
​40/16(Ton/m)
​25 (Ton)
​Max. Lifting Height
​32(m)
​Aux. Hook
​10/24 (Ton/m)
​​ 
Naieam - Bakr - Aulwy​​​​​​​​​​​