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Romanian Companies may Dredge Tigris and Euphrates

By John Lee. The Minister of Water Resources, Dr.Hassan Janabi, has met with the Romanian Ambassador in Baghdad, Mr. Lacop Prada and the Economic Officer of the Embassy. During the meeting, they discussed cooperation in the area of irrigation, and the possible contribution of Romanian companies in dredging the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and preparing […]

Italian Dredgers for Iraq

By John Lee. Italian dredger builder Italdraghe and its consortium partner CPN are building three dredgers for the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources. Work is already well underway on one Italdraghe SGT 400 D (pictured) and two Italdraghe SGT 300 RB diesel cutter suction dredgers, all designed specifically for the Ministry’s river, sea and dam […]

US Firm Wins Dredging Contract

By John Lee. US heavy industries firm PAT GD JV LLC has been awarded a 17 month contract worth $24.4 million to dredge waterways and install a floating pier in support of the Iraqi Navy through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The company, established in 2012 is based in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The award […]

Progress at Umm Qasr Port

The company dredging Umm Qasr port in Basra province has reached 12 meters deep, which should end Iraq’s dependence on neighbouring countries’ ports, according to the Iraqi minister of transport on Friday. “The Belgian company’s excavation works reached a depth of 12 meters on Friday, compared to 7.5 meters in 2005 and 8.5 meters in […]