Guinness World Record set for Hamad Port

Qatar is awarded the world record title, for Hamad Port which has the deepest artificial basin created on land.

His Excellency the Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti received the Guinness World Records certificate from the organization’s representatives at a special event held at the Ministry of Transport and Communications premises yesterday.

“Hamad Port winning such a universal certificate signals the importance and size of the project. Such an achievement is a new addition to a collection of world records the country set at Guinness World Records,” HE the Minister said.

“It also emphasizes Qatar’s capability of developing innovative projects in line with highest global standards,” he said.

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According to the HE Al Sulaiti, since construction operations began at Hamad Port, the most advanced technologies have been used to ensure highly-efficient progress, on par with the best international quality standards.

About the Port

The port’s basin is 4 kilometers long, 700 meters wide and 17 meters deep.

The construction of the basin took about two and a half years of excavation, during which over 6900 tonnes of explosives were used to challenge the drafts – with full commitment to preserving wildlife and marine life – to extract more than 44.5 million cubic meters of dredged material. This was later used in other construction works at the project, resulting in huge savings.

The Port’s new record complements the collection of universal certificates and rankings it has already achieved.

The port was awarded high commendation in the Coastal Dredging Project of the year category at the inaugural IHS DPC Innovation Awards.

The commendation was awarded to Hamad Port for the deployment of unique systems in the construction and excavation of the port basin, which was built on land in a rare operation of its kind in international ports in addition to its advanced infrastructure that supports the eco-friendly port technologies worldwide.

Hamad Port was also listed by the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2018 among the top 8 international ports in the field of innovation and among the top 5 ports in terms of operations.

Source : qatarliving

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