Port-Fouad: the workshops of the company
Collection titleMemory of the Suez Canal
SourceBibliotheca Alexandrina (EG)
First broadcast date1927
AbstractThe archives of the Suez Canal provide a fundamental interest, both from the point of view of the history of technology and engineering (the Suez Canal was the first to have been dug by mechanical means), and that of the naval and economic history. This archive shows the company having carried its workshops to Asia bank, opposite Port-Said. The company had to build houses in the area to accommodate its staff; the creation of the city of Port-Fouad which has now 500 houses thus dates back to 1920. The main workshops with modern equipment employ about 1.200 workers. The total area of the earth platform is 15 hectares, the docks are 2 km long and the water surface is 16 hectares. The central station with a capacty of 2.200 kilowatts produces the necessary energy for the workshops, the water plants and the lighting of the port.
- Association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal - Own production
Audiovisual formLibrary footage
Primary themeContemporary historical challenges 19th-20th c.
- Tourism and cultural sites / Urbanism and cities / Main harbours
Period of events
- From 1925 to 1950
- Egypt - Lower Egypt - Port-Fouad
Media running time2m40
Additional informationWith the kind permission of the association of the memory of Ferdinand de Lesseps and the Suez Canal.
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