Van Oord Bags Port of Beira Dredging Contract

Trailing suction hopper dredger Volvox Olympia at Beira, Mozambique in 2011, Image source: Van Oord

Van Oord, a Dutch contracting company that specializes in dredging and land reclamation, has been contracted by CFM – the ports and railways company of Mozambique – to carry out emergency dredging works in the Port of Beira.

“Reinstating the port access channel to its charted lines and levels is of great importance to facilitate the growing maritime transport in this region,” the Rotterdam based dredging company said in its release.

Trailing suction hopper dredger Volvox Atalanta will dredge the port access channel to its original width and depth and will be assisted by the Sagar Manthan for bed-levelling operations.

Execution of the project will start soon and will take six months to complete, Van Oord said.

The Port of Beira acts as a gateway to the central interior area of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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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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