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Dredging firm Van Oord has been awarded a contract by PT PP (Persero) TBK for deepening the port and reclaiming land for a new terminal area in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, the largest container port in Indonesia.

The contract is part of the Kalibaru North Container Terminal Phase 1 Project, which will expand the port of Tanjung Priok by 4.5 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). The client for the large port expansion is IPC, Indonesian Port Corporation.

The contract values more than 150 million euro. The dredging work will begin in the second quarter of 2013 and will be completed over the course of 24 months.

Indonesia's Infrastructure Forum
The new cooperation was announced during the Indonesia's Infrastructure Forum, organized in The Hague on December 4th, by the Embassy of Indonesia, in cooperation with FME-CWM, TU Delft and Indonesia Nederland Association.

Keynote speakers were the Indonesian Vice minister for Transportation H.E. Bambang Susantono, and the Vice Minister for Trade, H.E. Mr. Bayu Krishnamurti. A number of participating panellists in the forum were CEOs from Angkasa Pura, PELINDO, Port of Rotterdam, and Schiphol Airport.

The forum closed with the presentation of a policy recommendation to the Indonesian Government in sustaining the infrastructure development particularly in the field of transport and logistics.

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From left to right: Pieter van Oord,CEO Pieter van Oord, Vice minister for Transportation Bambang Susantono, Indonesian ambassador in the Netherlands Retno L.P. Marsudi, and Vice minister for Trade Bayu Krisnamurthi.

New terminal
The Tanjung Priok project includes the deepening of the port, including expanding and deepening the access channel. A total of 25 million cubic metres of material will be moved. Most of the material will be pumped into closed basins adjacent to the new terminal for further expansion of the port.

Approximately 10 million cubic metres of sand will be removed from the seabed in preparation for construction of the new terminal. Van Oord will be deploying trailing suction hopper dredgers, a cutter suction dredger and a backhoe.

Poldered island for residents
Van Oord is already constructing a poldered island for the Kapuk Nagah Indah project intended for residential construction on the north side off the coast of Jakarta.

The project involves the dredging of 20 million cubic metres of sand from a borrow area at sea and delivering it for the formation of a polder island.

Van Oord also maintains the access channel to the port of Bengkulu on the island of Sumatra. ‘With this cooperation we combine the economic strength of Indonesia with our marine ingenuity’, said Van Oord CEO, Mr Pieter van Oord.

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

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