PHOTO: DEME’s hopper ‘Bonny River’ working in Sri Lanka

DEME Group is making good progress in the development of the Western Container Terminal (WCT) in Sri Lanka.


One of DEME’s largest hopper dredgers, the ‘Bonny River’ is performing dredging and reclamation works for the extension of the WCT in Colombo Port.

According to the company, the first sand has already been pumped ashore for the new facility. The terminal will be the fifth container handling facility at Colombo Port.

Upon completion, the project will boost Colombo Port’s container handling capacity substantially and further consolidate Sri Lanka’s strategic advantage of being located along one of the world’s busiest global transshipment routes.

The terminal will have a quay length of 1,400 m and a depth of 20 m, making it suitable for ultra-large container carriers.