PHOTO: Creating Pluit City

The dredging work for the creation of Pluit City, an artificial island in the bay of Jakarta, Indonesia, is moving ahead.

The growth of Jakarta’s population by 800,000 people per year has resulted in ambitious plans for the further development of Jakarta Bay.

Trailing suction hopper dredgers are now dredging the sand that will be used to create the new island of Pluit City.

The contract, which is being undertaken by the Van Oord – Boskalis joint venture, includes the installation of stone revetment protection and soil improvement work as well as the dredging services. The project will be delivered in 2018.

Today, we are bringing you this beautiful photo of one of Van Oord’s largest trailing suction hopper dredgers, Vox Maxima, during its work on this capital land reclamation project.

 

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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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