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Boskalis awarded Indonesian dredging contracts worth $84.3m

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded two dredging contracts in Indonesia, worth $84.35m for expansion of a container terminal and a new petrochemical complex.

The two contracts will be executed in the second half of 2019 and are on the island of Sulawesi, Boskalis to expand the Makassar New Port container terminal and on the island of Java to prepare land for a new petrochemical complex. 

The first project, on the Sulawesi island, was awarded by the construction company PT PP and entails the expansion by 45 hectares of a new terminal for the Makassar New Port of port operator PT Pelindo IV. 

The dredging scope includes the removal of soft clay followed by land reclamation work. The port is a strategic maritime infrastructure project for the Indonesian government and designated as the gateway to the Eastern Indonesian Archipelago for international container carriers. One of Boskalis' mega trailing suction hopper dredgers will be deployed on this project for a period of approximately six months.

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On the island of Java, for a new petrochemical complex of Lotte Chemical, located in the coastal city Cilgono, Boskalis will prepare 95 hectares of land for construction purposes by supplying sand and improving the soil by means of vertical drainage executed by Boskalis subsidiary Cofra.

This project will be executed for the engineering and construction arm of the South Korean conglomerate Lotte. Boskalis will deploy a jumbo trailing suction hopper dredger for the dredging activities.

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