Boskalis Awarded Two Dredging Contracts in Indonesia
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded two contracts in Indonesia. On the island of Sulawesi, Boskalis will expand the Makassar New Port container terminal, and on the island of Java, it will prepare land for a new petrochemical complex. Both projects will be executed in the second half of 2019 and carry a combined value of approximately EUR 75 million ($84 million US).
The first project, awarded by construction company PT PP, entails the expansion of a new terminal for the Makassar New Port of port operator PT Pelindo IV by 45 hectares (111 acres). The dredging scope includes the removal of soft clay followed by land reclamation work, which requires the dredging and supply of sand. 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’ trailing suction hopper dredges will be deployed on this project for about six months.
For a new petrochemical complex of Lotte Chemical, which will be located in the coastal city of Cilegon on the island of Java, Boskalis will prepare 95 hectares (235 acres) 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 trailing suction hopper dredge for the dredging work.