Van Oord’s TSHD Volvox Atalanta Busy in Beira, Mozambique 

The emergency dredging works in the Port of Beira, worth EUR25 million, are officially underway, according to the Mozambique News Agency (AIM).

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 this very important project.

Trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Volvox Atalanta, assisted by the Sagar Manthan for bed-levelling operations, is currently dredging the port access channel to its original width and depth.

The main goal of this dredging scheme is to restore channel widths of 135 and 250 meters and depths of 8 and 9.20 meters in the straight sections and Macuti curve respectively, AIM reports.

Once the dredging work is completed, it is expected that Panamax-type ships of up to 60,000 gross tons will again visit the port. At the moment, only vessels up to 30,000 gross tons can be accommodated.

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.

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply