Van Oord to construct polder island off the coast of Jakarta City
Dredging company Van Oord has been awarded the sand supply contract for the reclamation of a polder island for the Kapuk Nagah Indah Project.
The project enables housing development directly north off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia. The client is private developer PT Kapuk Naga Indah. Contract value amounts to some 100 million euro.
The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2014.
Formation of a polder island
The project involves the dredging of 20 million m3 of sand from a borrow area at sea and delivering it for the formation of a polder island. A sea defence will protect the island. In order to reach the island a channel will also need to be dredged. Van Oord will deploy two large trailing suction hopper dredgers and a seabed levelling device.
New islands off coast Jakarta
Jakarta capital city government plans to conduct reclamation on a numer of areas in the northern coast (pantura), which will be developed into residential and commercial centers. Two areas are a 700-hectare land in Ancol and another 1,000-hectare land in Kapuk Naga Indah, which is the border between Teluk Naga of Jakarta and Tangerang.
This press release was originally published on the website of Van Oord.
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