Dutch consortuim wins large Costa Rica port project

A Dutch consortium consisting of construction firm BAM International and dredging company Van Oord has been awarded a 340-million-euro contract for the development of the port of Moín in Costa Rica.

Three year project

The three-year project includes design and construction of a new container terminal and marine access, a 1.5 km rock breakwater, 650-metre quay wall, 40-hectare land reclamation and soil remediation and dredging of the access channel and turning basin. In addition to increasing Costa Rica’s international trade competitiveness, the terminal will reduce logistics costs through higher operating efficiency and enhance the country’s container cargo security reputation. The container handling equipment will be eco-friendly, featuring the latest developments in energy efficiency to reduce emissions.

Source: Dredgingtoday.com