Rotterdam, 26 September - Van Oord has been awarded the beach profiling work on Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The contract value amounts to more than EUR 20 million. The project consists of applying sand on the eastern and western edges of the Palm Jumeirah’s trunk as well as re-profiling various beach areas, extension of two existing rock groynes and the construction of a rock revetment. In total some 36,000 m3 of rock will be placed and 2,500,000 m3 of sand will be reclaimed.
For the execution of the work Van Oord will be deploying a trailing suction hopper dredger and a cutter suction dredger. The work has started and is scheduled for completion in April 2013.