Another port to be built on Georgia’s coast

Business Materials 11 March 2009 14:23 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 / Trend , E. Ismayilov/

The Arab Ras Al Khaima Investment Agency plans to build a new sea port. The port will cover an area of 100 hectares. The agency owns Georgia's Poti Port.

"The new port will be built not far from the current port," a port source said.

Alkyon will design the port and has already launched the project feasibility study.

Soil samples will be examined at laboratories.

The wells at the construction site will be drilled by the Georgian Geotekservice.

The well is expected to have a depth of 60 meters according to the port's official Web site. 

Alkyon geologists said soil samples taken at that depth can provide accurate information about the site's firmness.

The wells were originally planned to have a depth of 40 meters. Later it was decided to drill a well with a depth of 60 meters to define the soil's thickness. 

The field operations will run until March 23. Ten wells have already been drilled. Eleven more wells will be drilled in the near future. 

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