First Dredging Contract in Mauritius for DEME

DEME, the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group, has won a 41 million euros dredging contract for the Container Terminal Quay Project at Port Louis Harbor in Mauritius.

The Mauritius Ports Authority has launched an extension project for the Mauritius Container Terminal to accommodate larger vessels and to handle an incremental increase in container traffic.

The scope of DEME’s work in Mauritius will include dredging in various soil conditions, including rock.

These works will be executed by the heavy duty rock cutter dredger ‘Ambiorix’, suitable to operate in heavy soil and rock conditions.

Steven Poppe, Area Director Africa DEME, said: “We are very pleased securing our first dredging contract in Mauritius. Thanks to the development of innovative dredging techniques, DEME has become a leader in rock dredging. This project will add further know how to our specialist dredging methods.”

Works will start by December 2016 and are expected to be completed by June 2017.

 

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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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