Van Oord to dredge and reclaim land in Kuwait

Dutch firm Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and ground consolidation, has been awarded a large land reclamation project in Kuwait.

Reclaiming land in a salt plain

The Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has commissioned Van Oord to reclaim land in a salt plain south of Kuwait City for the construction of a new refinery. The project involves dredging and reclaiming some 65 million cubic metres of sand and executing extensive ground consolidation. The project will also include constructing various channels, a basin for a future jetty, a barge dock and roads. Van Oord will deploy large trailing suction hopper dredgers and cutter suction dredgers in the project. Work on the project will begin immediately, with completion to take 30 months.

Source: Van Oord