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Project:Zamil New Shipyard -Dammam Port
Location:Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date:2011 – 2014
The project’s objective is to construct the marine works for the new Zamil Shipyard in King Abdull Aziz Port in Dammam, KSA.
The following marine works are designed:
• An 800 m long quay wall with an depth of 8 m
• A 60 m quay wall with a depth of 12.5 m
• Two shiplift piers using the concrete deck on steel piles concept
• A 250 long armored slope for protection against ship induced scour
• A special 25m-long beams-on-bored piles structure for the ship transfer after the lifting by the shiplift to the repairs area

All quaywalls are constructed using special type unreinforced hollow blocks for the reduction of the ground stresses. The quaywalls will be used for the berthing of the serviced vessels along with the containment of the land reclamation behind them that will consist of the shipyards repairs and vessel construction area.
The shiplift piers are specifically designed for the housing of a state-of-the-art Synchrolift® System capable of lifting vessels up to 120 m long and weighing up to 7500 tones. The lifted ship will be transferred using a special shiptransfer system on rails using special heavy-duty trolleys.