Van Oord awarded dredging contract to improve access to port Benoa, Indonesia
Indonesian state-owned port operator Pelindo III has contracted dredging company Van Oord to carry out dredging works in the port of Benoa, Bali. Access to this port needs to be improved to accommodate the increasing number of tourists and allow more cruise ships.
Execution of the work will start soon and is expected to be completed within the year.Unusual contract signing ceremony: a very amusing event after a bike ride. Here seen all directors, invitees and contract-making officials were still wearing cycling clothing.
Improved port access
The peninsula Benoa, on the southeastern side of Bali, is developing rapidly. By deepening the existing access channel and port basin, maritime access to the port of Benoa will be improved.
Van Oord will deploy a large cutter suction dredger to dredge a total amount of 5 million m3 of material (on top photo is Van Oord’s CSD Athena at work in Indonesia).
More cruise ships
The project contributes to the ambition of the client to support business expansion by improving the infrastructure in this area.
The existing fishing port will be upgraded and the developments will allow more cruise ships to berth. The local economy and the tourism sector in Bali will benefit from this improved access.
Apart from Port Benoa, Indonesia also started developing the Makassar ports Belawan, Tanjung Priok, Tanjung Perak and Soekarno-Hatta.
This news item was originally published on the website of Van Oord.
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