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Sunday, 15 December 2019
Picture of the day: Netherlands' Embassy in Egypt celebrates Dutch role in digging new Suez Canal
Suez Canal

Dutch dredgers at work in digging the new Suez Canal (Photo courtesy of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Cairo)

Tomorrow is the inauguration of the New Suez Canal. Dutch companies Boskalis and Van Oord, as part of a consortium of partners, dredged a record breaking 200 million m3 of sand, clay and rock in less than 9 months. By comparison, the Maasvlakte 2 project to expand the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands involved dredging 240 million m3 in three years.

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