Water navigation channel in Kuwait begins construction


The AECOM Technology Corporation has announced that it has been chosen to design a deep water navigation channel at Moubarak Al Kabeer Port in Kuwait.

The Kuwait State Ministry of Public Works has appointed the company to design a 40km access channel and berthing basin for the port development on Kuwait’s Boubayan Island. The design will involve dredging and disposal, as well as land reclamation.

AECOM’s technical assistance will come from consultant SQC International who will also support baseline environmental data collection.


“I am delighted that AECOM will play a role in advancing Kuwait’s logistics infrastructure,” said Craig Holland, vice president, ports and marine, AECOM. “Our global ports and marine specialists will work closely with SQC International to select the optimal alignment for the channel that will minimize both dredge quantities and environmental impacts,” he added.

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