Jan De Nul Group has placed an order for a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger JDN8069 with the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste.
Edinho Araujo, head of the Special Ports Ministry in Brazil, has signed a $70.54 million contract with Boskalis and Van Oord to deepen the navigation channels to the port of Rio de Janeiro.
The Suez Canal dredging scheme comes as a part of the mega New Suez Canal project. Besides dredging, the project includes development of several seaports in the three governorates bordering the canal, Suez, Ismailia and Port Said.
The multipurpose vessel Isaac Newton was launched at the Croatian shipyard Uljanik Brodogradiliste for Jan De Nul Group on 7 March 2015.
The Hamburg Port Authority has released a video of the Alexander von Humboldt, a huge trailing suction hopper dredger owned by the Jan De Nul Group, in action at the port.