Van Oord Bags Capital Projects in Brazil and The Bahamas

Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has won two orders in Brazil and the Bahamas.

The activities involve dredging work for the construction of a new shipyard in Aracruz, Brazil. The client is Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard from Singapore. In the Bahamas, three ports will be upgraded on the instructions of the Ministry of National Security as part of the Sandy Bottom Project.

Both orders have a joint contract value of more than EUR 100 million. The execution of both projects has already started. The project in Brazil will be completed in late 2014. The work in the Bahamas will be completed in early 2016.

Jurong Aracruz – Brazil

Van Oord has won an order for dredging work as part of the construction of the Jurong Aracruz shipyard in the state of Espírito Santo. The shipyard has been designed for the building and maintenance of specialist vessels and constructions for the oil and gas industry in Brazil.

The work involves the construction of an access channel, turning basin and moorings at the quays. A total of 6 million m3 of material will be dredged for the construction of the new port. For this purpose, Van Oord will be deploying a large cutter suction dredger. The dredged material will be loaded into and removed by sand carriers.

Sandy Bottom – The Bahamas

The project is part of a program involving purchasing vessels and upgrading three ports. The vessels will be delivered by Damen Shipyards Group. Van Oord is responsible for the design and the execution of the dredging activities and the civil engineering work.

The dredging work involves deepening access channels and ports. Van Oord is deploying a backhoe for these activities. The civil engineering work involves the constructions of quay walls, breakwaters, buildings, jetties, moorings and facings.

Coral rehabilitation

Van Oord will be applying its own Coral Rehabilitation initiative on the Sandy Bottom Project. This program involves distributing coral cultivated in a mobile laboratory, the ReefGuard.

Earlier this year, Van Oord successfully completed a project on the Ningaloo Reef in Australia. This initiative is a sustainable expression of Van Oord’s marine ingenuity.

Press Release, July 24, 2014

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