Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is working on a dredging project in Africa related to maintaining the access channel and turning basins of the Soyo LNG port.
Works on the project, awarded to Boskalis by Angola LNG Ltd., started few months ago and will be completed by the end of 2017.
The project will be executed in joint venture and involves the removal of approximately 11 million cubic meters of sand and silt by medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers.
Boskalis also executed the initial capital dredging and reclamation works for this LNG port on behalf of Angola LNG Ltd. from early 2007 until mid-2009.
The project included widening and deepening the existing shipping channel in the ‘Baia de Diogo Cão’; dredging a turning basin for the LNG facility and improving the existing Kwanda Basin. The volume dredged was 28 million cubic meters.