The Ismailia road tunnel is a twin tube road tunnel that will cross the existing and new Suez Canal north of the city of Ismailia. It is part of a larger development project in the Suez Canal corridor. The completion of the development project including the tunnel is of the highest priority in Egypt and is supported at all levels of the governent. It is seen as a catalyst for economic growth to the region. The pressure is high to deliver this project on a tight schedule.
Ballard Hyperbaric Tunnel Support team members have been contracted to provide support on the project and are utilizing both bounce style interventions as well as saturation supported interventions for the safest, economical and time effective work.
The EUR6.58 billion New Suez Canal Project features a new 72 km-length parallel branch of the 190 km-long Suez Canal from Deversoir to al-Balah which will cost EUR3.22 billion and six new tunnels to connect the Sinai peninsula to the Egyptian homeland which will cost EUR3.36 billion.