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ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR THE NEW AL FAW PORT

THE NEW BASRAH GRAND PORT WILL BE LOCATED ALONG THE KAWR ABDALLAH CHANNEL, NEAR THE SHATT AL ARAB MOUTH, IN IRAQ.


Project Manager

Alberto Scotti

Alberto Scotti
Civil Engineer

Key Expert

Luigi Belloni

Luigi Belloni
Geotechnical Engineer

Key Expert

Yuil Eprim

Yuil Eprim
Civil Engineer

Key Expert

Michele Gilardoni

Michele Gilardoni
Maritime Engineer


The new port will be designed in order to move about 36 million tons of containerized freight (4 million of TEU) and about 22 million tons of dry bulk by 2028, to be increased respectively to 7.5 million of TEU and 33 million of tons respectively by 2038.
The depth of the quays (-17.5 m) will allow the operation of the new generation of container ships. The special quays for the operation of container ships will be 7,000 m long (about 20 berths). The quays specialized in moving dry bulk will be 3,500 m long (about 12 berths).
A dredged channel 400 m wide and 24 km long will connect the new port to the deep water; dredged volumes will be approximately 60.000.000 m3 for the navigation channel and 82.000.000 m3 for the port basins, protected by rubble mound breakwaters approximately 15 km long.
The project includes 2.000.000 m2 pf yard for terminal contaner stacking, 600.000 m2 for dry bulk yards and 1.000.000 m2 of land yard for buildings and warehouses 200.000 m3 of silos for wheat.
A double lane road (2.000-3.000 commercial vehicles during peak hours) and a double track railway (80-90 couples of train/day) will connect the new port to the existing transport network.

Description of the activities:

  • On the basis of the feasibility study findings (performed by Technital in 2008) the port layout and position will be optimised, considering the interferences with other projects under execution ion the area, the possible effects on the hydrodynamics and morphology of the site, and navigational aspects.
  • The master plan of the port will be developed based on quays and yard extension, quay and channel depth, equipment, buildings, etc. technical requirements discussed with the Client and considering the results of specialist technical studies, geotechnical and hydrodynamic in particular.
  • The facilities needed to operate the port at the first stage of construction (2028) will be designed at the FEED (Front End Engineering Design) level and will be sufficient to prepare the design and construction tender documents according to FIDIC yellow book, to obtain comparable offers and to award the contract.