Van Oord Confirms Port of Beira Dredging (Mozambique)

Van Oord has been awarded the contract to perform maintenance dredging in the port of Beira, Mozambique. The customer is CFM (Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique). The contract value amounts to some EUR 37 million. The work has begun in April 2010 and will take approximately eighteen months to complete. A portion of the project costs are being covered by the Dutch government.

The work involves dredging the port of Beira. A total of 8 million cubic metres of sand and clay will be dredged. Some of the sand will be used for land reclamation for a coal terminal. Van Oord will deploy amongst others two medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers. In corporation with Van Oord’s subsidiary Wicks the new site will be prepared for further development by using vertical drains.

Deepening the port of Beira will give a strong boost to Mozambique’s economic development.

Source: Van Oord, May 31, 2010

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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