Boskalis Acquires Two Salvage Contracts in India

SMIT Salvage, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has acquired two ship salvage contracts in India. The combined value of the contracts is approximately € 50 million.

The first assignment involves the refloating of a container vessel off the western coast of India. The vessel was involved in a collision with another vessel and all deck containers have been removed since the collision.

The second assignment also involves the refloating of a container vessel. This vessel is located on the Hooghly river in eastern India. This vessel was also damaged following a collision with another vessel.

Both assignments are currently underway and are expected to be completed before the end of the first quarter 2011. SMIT Salvage has deployed experienced salvage teams and equipment which has been deployed from Rotterdam and Papendrecht in The Netherlands as well as from Singapore. Amongst others, designated equipment includes survey equipment, a floating crane, an accommodation vessel, transportation barges, tug boats and other support vessels. Through its strategic salvage locations, SMIT Salvage has a global coverage for maritime emergency response, vessel refloating operations and wreck removal.

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. We provide creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. We offer a wide variety of marine services through SMIT and we have positions in strategic partnerships in the Middle East (Archirodon) and in offshore services (Lamnalco). The company holds important home market positions in and outside of Europe. Boskalis has a versatile fleet of over 1,000 units and operates in over 65 countries across six continents. Including its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 14,000 employees. Boskalis celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010.

Source: boskalis, December 6, 2010

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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.

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

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