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Boskalis wins $89.5m contract for Indonesian artificial islands

Boskalis wins $89.5m contract for Indonesian artificial islands
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract by KSO Ciputra Yasmin to construct the land for the Centre Point of Indonesia Project located off the coast of Makassar.

The contract value is approximately $89.5m and work is scheduled to start in the coming months and will last two years. Boskalis will deploy a mega trailing suction hopper dredger for the reclamation activities, the company said.

The project involves the construction of five artificial islands off the coast of Makassar. Approximately 75 hectares of land will be reclaimed using 9m cu m of sand. The islands will be protected by rock revetments.

The construction of the five islands marks the first phase of a prestigious development by KSO Ciputra to provide high-quality waterfront land for both residential and commercial use.

“This land reclamation project is driven by the necessity to create land to accommodate population growth in a densely populated region,” the company said.