(MENAFN- Iraq Business News)
By John Lee.
Dubai-based Trelleborg Marine and Infrastructure has reportedly supplying sealing systems to South Korea's Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Daewoo E&C) for the Khor Al Zubair Immersed Tunnel project.
According to the company, this is currently the largest immersed tunnel being constructed in the Middle East.
It says that Trelleborg's portfolio of sealing systems for this project includes the Gina gasket and Omega seals, including the new W29U-I Waterstop series.
Under the agreement, 10 Gina gaskets and 10 Omega seals will be supplied for the permanent immersion joints that connect the tunnel elements. Trelleborg's Gina gaskets and Omega seals will play a crucial role in connecting 10 concrete elements, each with a length of approximately 126 meters. The component supply began in 2022 and is currently underway with final deliveries scheduled for end of 2023.
Upon its completion, this immersed tunnel at Khor Al-Zubair Port in Basra, Iraq will stretch 2.5 kilometers long and feature six lanes, as well a dedicated emergency lane. The tunnel is an integral part of the larger Al Faw Grand Port project in Southern Iraq, a project that includes the construction of one of the world's largest container terminals. Overall, the project is anticipated to facilitate seamless transportation and bolster economic growth in the region.
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