Van Oord and Boskalis Part of IJmuiden Project

Van Oord – operating in dredging, marine engineering and offshore energy (oil, gas and wind) sectors – has just confirmed that together with Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. will take part in the IJmuiden new lock project. 

The dredging and dry earth works will be carried out by the Van Oord – Boskalis joint venture.

The activities, carried out by the Van Oord – Boskalis, consist of dry earth works, removing part of the Zuidersluis Island, dredging the new entrance channels (both sea side and the North Sea Canal side), dredging the new lock chamber and installing new bed protection.

The joint venture will be responsible for maintaining the channels for a 26-year period after the work is completed.

Construction works on the project will start early 2016 and the new lock will be available for shipping by the end of 2019.

 

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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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