Van Oord to help develop port in Surabaya, Indonesia

Dutch maritime engineering firm Van Oord has been awarded the contract for constructing land at the port in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Dredging 4,000,000 m3 of sand from the sea

An industrial park will be built on the new land. The client is a public-private partnership that includes the port authority. Work on the project will start in December 2013 and will continue until spring 2014. The project will involve dredging 4,000,000 m3 of sand from the sea bed and using it to construct five islands with a total area of 220 hectares. The contract will also include the installation of rock. Van Oord will be deploying a large trailing suction hopper dredger on the project. Van Oord currently has several projects underway in Indonesia, including the construction of a large container port and installation of a polder island in Jakarta and maintenance of the access channel to the Port of Bengkulu, Sumatra.

Source: Van Oord