Boskalis acquires dredging contracts for maintaining port access in Australia and Vietnam
Royal Boskalis Westminster has acquired dredging contracts in Australia and Vietnam with a combined contract value of approximately 70 million euro.
Port of Melbourne
In Melbourne, Australia, Boskalis has been awarded the dredging contract for maintenance dredging. The contract was awarded by the Port of Melbourne Corporation and is for a period of four years with two options for extension, each of three years.
The dredging activities, which are to commence in March 2013, relate to the maintenance of the port basin and sections of the 60 kilometers access channel.
For this project a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger and a backhoe will be deployed for the dredging and capping of the sediment. The port of Melbourne is the largest container and cargo port in Australia.
Approach channel for new refinery
In Vietnam Boskalis acquired a contract from a consortium led by Petrovietnam Technical Services Corporation, a subsidiary of the National Vietnamese Oil Company Petrovietnam.
In Nghi Son an approach channel and port basin for a new refinery and petrochemical complex will be dredged. On completion of the dredging works vessels of 30,000 DWT will be able to access the port to service the Nghi Son refinery, which is expected to have a capacity of 200,000 barrels a day.
A jumbo trailing suction hopper dredger will be deployed for the project which is expected to commence later this year. The project is expected to be completed by mid 2014.
Increase global trade
These projects closely relate to both the increasing global trade and energy consumption.
Boskalis benefits from key macro-economic factors which drive worldwide demand in the dredging market: expansion of the global economy, increase in energy consumption, global population growth and the challenges that go hand in hand with climate change.
Royal Boskalis Westminster is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors.
With a versatile fleet of over 1,100 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 15,600 employees.
This news item was originally published on the website of Boskalis.
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