The opening of the dry dock
Suez shipyard is one of the largest and oldest shipyards not only in the Mediterranean and red sea region but also in the Arab gulf and in the world. Suez shipyard is located in the southern entrance of Suez canal, in the north of Suez gulf this strategic location gives the Suez shipyard great importance in ship repair field.
Suez shipyard has been established since more than 152 years ago. The history of Suez shipyard back to the Khedive said (1854 – 1863 ), who began to build the dry dock or graven dock when an agreement has been signed between the governor of Egypt ” prince saied” and French company to construct a graven dock for ship repair and shipbuilding with principal dimension 140 m length and 25m width . which was created in October 1866 to serve the ships of the Egyption fleet and ships company AZIZIA of cleanliness and reconstruction and reform, Where he was the nearest dock in Bombay, India, so it is known as the Khedivial shipyard.