Mammoet has revealed details of how it transformed a small fishing port into a heavy-lifting facility to aid the construction of Burullus Power Plant in Egypt.
As the road network between the power plant and Egypt’s Alexandria port is unsuitable for the transportation of heavy goods, project stakeholders decided to adapt Burullus Fishing Port.
Mammoet worked with DB Schenker and National Transport and Overseas Services Company (NOSCO) to upgrade 125m of quayside at Burullus Fishing Port, allowing it to accommodate one of its 544-tonne capacity MTC 15 terminal cranes.
Other civil works included the preparation of a 6,000m2 of lay-down area, the widening of the port gate, and the dredging of the harbour’s port basin and navigation channel.
Last year, consortium comprising Siemens, Orascom Construction, and Elsewedy Electric commenced work on Burullus Power Plant, one of three 4.8GW combined-cycle facilities currently under development in Egypt.