Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded the development of Das Island reclamation and shore protection contract to Van Oord. The contract value amounts to EUR 200 million. Execution of the project will start at end of October and is scheduled for completion in December 2011.
Das Island, situated 110 km off the coast of Abu Dhabi, is an important hub for the export of oil and gas. With this design and construct contract the existing island will be extended by some 17 ha. A new airport and residential area will be built on the reclaimed land. Some 16 million m3 of sand will be reclaimed and compacted. The construction of a 7 km revetment will be included in the contract. Van Oord will deploy several trailing suction hopper dredgers.
The development of Das Island will give an important boost to the local oil and gas industry.
Source: vanoord, October 26, 2010