Van Oord contracted for extension container terminal Kaohsiung port, Taiwan
Dredging company Van Oord has been awarded the dredging contract for Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Center phase II in Taiwan.
The client is Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC). The contract value amounts to 130 million euro.
Expansion of container terminal
The Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Terminal phase II project comprehends a 422-hectare land reclamation, including ten new petrochemical wharves for a new distribution centre of petrochemical products. Five of these wharves will be capable of accommodating 18,000-TEU container ships.
The preparations have already started and the execution period runs until January 2018.
The project involves the dredging and reclamation of 37 million m3 of sand for the extension of the port.
Van Oord will deploy one of its largest trailing suction hopper dredgers.
For the construction ecological engineering method will be used with environment-friendly building materials and providing a marine habitat.
Largest port of Taiwan
Kaohsiung is Taiwan's second largest city and centre of the country's heavy and petrochemical industries.
Its port is the largest of Taiwan.
This news item was originally published on the website of Van Oord.
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