Posted on 29 January 2015
A joint venture of dredging companies Boskalis and Van Oord has been awarded a contract by property developer PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and construct the artificial island for Pluit City off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia.
The contract carries a value of approximately 350 million euro, each partner sharing 50%.
Two jumbo trailing suction hoppers
The project involves reclaiming approximately 160 hectares of new land requiring in excess of 20 million cubic meters of dredged sand.
Two jumbo trailing suction hopper dredgers will be deployed for the dredging and reclamation activities sourcing sand from local borrow areas.
Soil improvement and rock revetment works also form part of the project. Work will commence immediately and the project is expected to be completed in 2018.
|Pluit City is part of a series of 17 artificial island already under development. Additionally a Garuda shaped Dutch-Indonesian NCICD-masterplan has been proposed for an integrated
coastal defence (in white).
Independent metropolitan city
Pluit City (see artist impression above) is part of the development of 17 artificial islands in Jakarta Bay.
The new island will be used for both residential and commercial purposes and will be the first artificial island in Indonesia to be built as an independent metropolitan city.
Consultant for the reclamation project is the Dutch firm Royal HaskoningDHV.
Read also on this website
● Boskalis-Van Oord consortium acquires Suez Canal expansion contract, 18 October 2014
● Details Dutch seawall and development plan for Jakarta Bay well received by Indonesian authorities, 3 April 2014
● Royal HaskoningDHV wins assignment for Indonesia's largest port extension in Jakarta, 16 May 2013
● Van Oord to construct polder island off the coast of Jakarta City, 6 August 2012
● Countries: Indonesia
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