Van Oord has secured a maintenance dredging contract for Odishaâ€™s Dhamra port, reports thehindubusinessline.com.
The contract includes removal of an estimated seven million cubic metres of silt by the begining of the next year.
Contract period might be extended depending on the situation.
Port authorities have expressed concerns about the rising level of siltation in the channel.
â€śThe consultant and the designer of the port had estimated a much lower rate of siltation, about three to four million cubic metres annually, but we now find it at a much higher levelâ€ť, said a spokesman for the port.
Dredging Today Staff, June 20, 2012; Image: dhamraport