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Van Oord wins $134.6m contracts in Brazil and Bahamas

Van Oord wins $134.6m contracts in Brazil and Bahamas
Rotterdam-based dredging company Van Oord has won two orders in Brazil and the Bahamas with a joint contract value of more than $134.6m.

The activities involve dredging work for the construction of a new shipyard in Aracruz, Brazil. The client is Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), a Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong Shipyard from Singapore. The project in Brazil will be completed in late 2014.

The work involves the construction of an access channel, turning basin and moorings at the quays. A total of 6m cu m of material will be dredged for the construction of the new port and the company will be deploying a large cutter suction dredger. The dredged material will be loaded into and removed by sand carriers.

In the Bahamas, three ports will be upgraded on the instructions of the Ministry of National Security as part of the Sandy Bottom Project. The work in the Bahamas will be completed in early 2016.

The project is part of a programme involving purchasing vessels and upgrading three ports. The vessels will be delivered by Damen Shipyards Group. Van Oord is responsible for the design and the execution of the dredging activities and the civil engineering work. The dredging work, with a backhoe, involves deepening access channels and ports. The civil engineering work involves the constructions of quay walls, breakwaters, buildings, jetties, moorings and facings.

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