The Middle East Economic Digest (MEED) magazine has reported that a number of companies have submitted their intention to handle the dredging work for the Lebanon Cedar Island project off the Lebanese coast:

Beirut-based developer Noor Holding has prequalified up to eight international dredging contractors to carry out the first phase of construction on its Cedar island project, pending approval from the government.

Among the large dredging firms, Belgium’s Jan de Nul and Van Oord of the Netherlands are known to have expressed interest in the project.

A company representative also expects the Lebanese government to approve the plans within three months (you’d think a Lebanese company would know better than to expect a government decision so quickly). Interesting though, the location of this monsterousity has yet to be finalized. Its either 14km south of Beirut Airport or a further 6 km south.