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Dredging project of Khure-Musa access canal


* Introduction of project scope

The Musa estuary at the northwestern tip of the Persian Gulf sedimentary basin is currently the widest and longest sea-to-land advance on the entire coast of the country. This area contains a complex set of marine, intermediate and sometimes terrestrial environments in which sedimentation is affected by river, wind, tidal and biological processes. The region is located at the northwestern tip of the Persian Gulf and the southern margin of Khuzestan province, between the Arvand River Delta in the west, the Zohreh River in the east and the port of Imam Khomeini in the north.


Hydrodynamic characteristics and morphology of the area:

 Extreme sea currents along the access channel up to one meter per second


 • Shallow natural canals around the project site

• The characteristic height of the waves in the path of the access channel is a maximum of three meters


 * Specifications of dredging operations

 - Dredging range

Between bacon 9 and 14 to 23 and 30


- Channel width: 300 meters

- Channel depth: 13.5 meters compared to the Ditom chart

- (Channel length: 14 nautical miles (about 26 km)

- Seabed material: soft fine-grained sediments and hard areas

Equipment required: Both types of hypersuction and catheter dredging

- (Material unloading place: unloading at sea) at designated points by tidal time


- The total volume of dredging is 3,400,000 cubic meters

 Hard bed: 1,400,000 cubic meters

 Soft bed: 2,000,000 cubic meters