dws-van-oord-fairway-poland-770pxVan Oord and Dredging International, a DEME Group subsidiary, have been awarded a major contract for the modernisation of the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway in Poland. The contract covers the deepening and widening of the fairway along a section of approximately 62 km.

The investment by the Maritime Office in Szczecin will improve access to the Szczecin seaport and increase the port capacity to handle a growing volume of cargo.

dws-van-oord-fairway-poland-signing-350px Signing ceremony

Design and build contract
The project is a design and build contract to deepen the fairway -10.5 to -12.5 m. The dredged materials will be used to build two artificial islands in the Szczecin lagoon.

The works further include enforcements of slopes and quay walls along the channel, relocation of cables and navigational aids.

The environmental sustainability and cooperation with all project stakeholders play an important role during execution.

EU cofinancing
Works will start at the end of 2018 and are expected to be completed in 42 months. The contract has a value of approximately 313 million euro and is co-financed by the European Union.

‘The combination of state of the art dredging equipment, the consortium’s vast international experience in design and build projects and most importantly our integrated team of experts enabled DEME and Van Oord to bring the most cost efficient solution,’ said Eric Tancré, Area Director Europe at DEME.

Modernisation of infrastructure
‘It is a challenging project and an opportunity to demonstrate Van Oord’s and DEME’s capabilities in offering integrated dredging solutions to our client’, said Govert van Oord, Area Director Europe at Van Oord.

‘Our project team is looking forward to working closely with our client and all stakeholders, in order to contribute to the further modernisation of the maritime infrastructure in Poland and at the same time enhancing the environment during execution’, Van Oord added.

This news item was originally published on the website of Van Oord.

(Photos: Van Oord)

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