Dutch companies Baggerbedrijf de Boer – Dutch Dredging from Sliedrecht and partner Iskes Towage and Salvage from IJmuiden have been awarded a 12 year maintenance dredging and towing assistance contract for the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guyane.
The contract value is €98 million and contains the delivery of three vessels.
The port and entrance channels of Cayenne and Kourou need permanent dredging due to the high siltation.
Cayenne is the most important cargo port in the country. European space port Kourou is the launching base for among others the European Space Agency and has vessels entering the channel with satellites, launchers and other parts.