Dutch Partners to Build Artificial Island off Indonesia

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

January 28, 2015

Joint venture partners Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and Van Oord have been contracted by PT Muara Wisesa Samudra to design and construct an artificial island for the Dredging and Land Development Works for Pluit City off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia. The contract carries a value of approximately EUR 350 million.
 
The project involves reclaiming approximately 160 hectares of new land requiring in excess of 20 million cubic meters of dredged sand. Two jumbo trailing suction hopper dredgers will be deployed for the dredging and reclamation activities sourcing sand from local borrow areas. Soil improvement and rock revetment works also form part of the project.
 
Work will commence immediately, and the project is expected to be completed in 2018.
 
The land reclamation project is driven by the necessity to create land to accommodate population growth in a densely populated area. Once constructed, the new island will be used for both residential and commercial purposes.
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