EXCLUSIVE: Van Oord completes important dredging job in Brazil

Van Oord has successfully finished the dredging of the outer channel to the Port of Suape, an important port in the Northeast of Brazil.

photo courtesy of Van Oord

The dredging of the channel up to 20 metres enables the port to handle larger, more efficient, container and (liquid) bulk vessels.

This is a key part of the port’s growth plans and government strategy to boost the economic development of the region, said Van Oord.

The Dutch giant has deepened the access channel to the Port of Suape from 15 to 20 metres. To execute the project, the company deployed various dredgers to meet the challenges of the project.

Van Oord has been active in Brazil for over 45 years and has executed more than 100 dredging and marine construction projects along the Brazilian coast.

The ports of Brazil are responsible for 90% of the total exports of the country, by moving one billion tonnes of goods each year.