PHOTO: Van Oord Duo in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Since early 2016, Van Oord has been working on one of Taiwan’s largest land reclamation projects, the Port of Kaohsiung expansion scheme.

The port, largest and most important in Taiwan, each year welcomes more than 10 million containers, which are transshipped through this port.

In the past, the port has been expanded inland several times in order to accommodate the growing number of transhipment companies and industries.

This time, however, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation decided to expand offshore, hiring Van Oord for the land reclamation and port expansion works.

The expansion will result in extra capacity for the port on a yearly basis by 2018. In order to achieve this, 37 million cubic meters of sand is being dredged to reclaim 250 hectares of new land.

Van Oord has deployed two of its largest trailing suction hopper dredgers to the site: the Vox Máxima and the Rotterdam. Recently another dredger was brought in to assist in the operations, the TSHD Balder R.

The deadline for completing the project is January 2018.

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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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