Boskalis contracted for dredging and reclamation of new land in Songdo city, South Korea
Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract by Daewoo E&C for the dredging and reclamation of new land for Songdo International City on the waterfront of Incheon, South Korea.
The total value of the contract amounts to approximately 80 million euro.
Residential and commercial development
The project consists of reclamation of new land which will be used for residential and commercial developments in Songdo, Incheon.
This will be achieved through the hydraulic fill of around 23 million cubic meters of sand.
The sand will be sourced from the navigation channels approaching the existing and new Ports of Incheon. A jumbo trailing suction hopper dredger will shortly be deployed to South Korea to undertake the works, which are scheduled to be completed by late 2014.
About Songdo CityPlanning map of Songdo with new areas to be added (in dark blue)
The Songdo International Business District project, expected to cost about 35 billion dollars, is one of the most expensive development projects ever undertaken in the world.
Built on 1500 acres of reclaimed land, this Free Economic Zone is meant to become a major business hub between Japan, China and South Korea.
Songdo is seen as the archetype of the new, fast-constructed, and 'bright green' city.
Royal Boskalis Westminster NV 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 it operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has over 11,000 employees
This news item was originally published on the website of Boskalis.
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Songdo, Korea is considered world's most modern 'green' mega city.
Songdo uses innovative methods to conserve water.