New dredging contract for Van Oord in Indonesia

Posted by Joseph R. Fonseca
Monday, April 14, 2014

 Van Oord has been awarded a contract for dredging and maintenance work for the western access channel to the port of Surabaya 

 
in Indonesia. The client is Indonesian port company PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero). The contract is worth over EUR 50 
 
million. Project execution will start in May 2014 and will last 10 months, followed by a two-year maintenance period. 
Surabaya
 
The project involves widening the existing channel to 150 metres and deepening it to -13 metres. A total of more than 10 
 
million m3 silt will be removed and dumped at sea. Furthermore, one or two shipwrecks must be removed. Annual maintenance for 
 
a two-year period is part of the contract. Van Oord will be deploying a large and a medium-large trailing suction hopper 
 
dredger. 
 
Economic development
 
Surabaya is the capital of Eastern Java and the second largest city in Indonesia. The city lies on the northern shore of the 
 
island at the mouth of the Kalimas River and is an important port. The widening and deepening of the access channel will 
 
boost further economic development of the port. This contract is the second assignment for Van Oord in Surabaya. In November 
 
2013, in the presence of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a contract was signed for the construction of a business park.  
Indonesia mission
 
The latest contract was signed during a mission led by Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and 
 
the Environment. This delegation visited Jakarta and Surabaya from 30 March to 4 April, inclusive. The visit was a follow-up 
 
to the mission to Jakarta led by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in November 2013. The aim was to intensify existing 
 
collaboration between both countries regarding water management and port development.
History
 
Van Oord has been working in the port of Surabaya since 1911. The original project involved making the port accessible to 
 
vessels with a deeper draught and constructing quay walls.
More projects in Indonesia
 
Van Oord is currently involved in several projects in Indonesia. In 2013, Van Oord started constructing a large container 
 
port in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, which will facilitate economic growth in Indonesia. Van Oord is also involved in the 
 
construction of a reclamation island intended for the expansion of the city of Jakarta as part of the Kapuk Naga Indah 
 
development plan. In Surabaya, Van Oord is currently working on the construction of a business park, the Java Integrated 
 
Industrial Port Estate, and the expansion of the harbour for the Manyar Port Terminal. On the island of Sumatra, Van Oord is 
 
carrying out maintenance on the access channel to the port of Bengkulu.
 
vanoord.com
 
 

Contracts

Matson Orders Two ConRo Ships from NASSCO

Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a subsidiary of container shipper Matson, Inc., has signed a contract with U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO to build two

Weak Freight Rates push Grindrod to H1 loss

Africa's biggest shipping group Grindrod reported a first-half loss on Thursday, pressured by low global growth and declining dry bulk shipping rates but it expects

J.F. Lehman Acquires Oldenburg's Heavy Equipment Group

J.F. Lehman & Company (JFLCO) informs it has signed a definitive agreement with Oldenburg Group Incorporated to acquire its Heavy Equipment Group, including both its defense and mining business units.

Ports

Matson Orders Two ConRo Ships from NASSCO

Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a subsidiary of container shipper Matson, Inc., has signed a contract with U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO to build two

China COSCO Falls to H1 Net Loss

China COSCO Holdings Co Ltd fell to a first-half loss hurt by a persistent slump in the global container market, the world's fourth largest container shipper said on Thursday.

New Crane Orders for Huisman

Huisman has secured new crane contracts with a total value of around 300 million Euro from various major offshore, shipping and wind farm installation contractors: •

News

NOAA Engineers a Better Current Sensor for Mariners

Navigating into seaports is now safer and more efficient for mariners thanks to improved NOAA technology that ships rely on to give them information about currents.

Matson Orders Two ConRo Ships from NASSCO

Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a subsidiary of container shipper Matson, Inc., has signed a contract with U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO to build two

Iran Vessels Make 'High Speed Intercept' of US Ship

Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1094 sec (9 req/sec)