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Driver for long-term economic growth

  • 25 million cubic metres of material removed
  • 10 million cubic metres of sand dredged from seabed / delivered to site
  • 4-kilometre-long breakwater removed

Van Oord has been facing maritime challenges in Indonesia for more than a century. The Tanjung Priok port expansion project is a great example of our presence in this region. The project is part of the Kalibaru North Container Terminal Phase 1 Project, which will expand the port of Tanjung Priok by 4.5 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). It is the result of the major plans the Indonesian government made to invest in the country’s infrastructure and to provide a sustainable incentive for the economic growth of Indonesia.

Passionate and dedicated

‘Our dredging activities are making a significant contribution to increasing the port’s capacity,’ according to Kees Molenaar, Project Manager. ‘The project encompasses the deepening of the port, including expanding and deepening the access channel. By communicating closely, working safely, and making solid preparations and plans, the project team and the stakeholders always come up with the best possible solutions. Our ingenious people take responsibility for safety, and they enjoy working on this multidimensional project.’  

Indonesia's favourable economic prospects have led the Indonesian government to plan major investments. The Tanjung Priok port development project is one example. It combines the economic power of Indonesia with our Marine ingenuity.

Kees Molenaar, Project Manager
Kees Molenaar, Project Manager

Working with powerful equipment

A total of approximately 25 million cubic metres of material will be removed during the Tanjung Priok project. Most of this will be pumped into closed basins alongside the new terminal for the further expansion of the port. 10 million cubic metres of sand will be dredged from the seabed and delivered to the site to construct the new terminal. To complete the project successfully, on time, and within budget, Van Oord is deploying some powerful equipment, such as trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Máxima, a true showpiece of Van Oord’s versatile fleet. With a hopper capacity of 31,000 cubic metres, Vox Máxima is one of Van Oord’s largest dredging vessels. Her Royal Highness Queen Máxima of the Netherlands performed the naming and launching ceremony.

A long time ago

Van Oord has been active in Indonesia for more than a century. Around 1910, the vessel HAM 1 was deployed in Surabaya for one of Van Oord’s predecessors, the Hollandsche Aanneming Maatschappij. It was commissioned by the Government of the Dutch East Indies to construct the port at Surabaya. Besides its importance to trade, Surabaya was also the biggest naval base in the Dutch East Indies. More than 100 years later, Van Oord is again present in Surabaya and the surrounding region. The company’s projects include the construction of a poldered island as part of Jakarta’s Kapuk Naga Indah urban expansion programme and the creation of the artificial island Pluit off the coast of Jakarta. ‘Indonesia is facing major marine engineering challenges. Our experience in protecting low-lying areas and reclaiming land makes effective cooperation possible. As a leading international marine engineering contractor, we want to be the trusted advisor for Indonesia,’ Executive Board member Niels de Bruijn.

Van Oord is one of our traditional partners in the process of further developing Indonesia. Thanks to their expertise and good track record in the fields of port construction and land reclamation, Van Oord is an important strategic partner for Indonesia.

Retno Marsudi, former Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands
Retno Marsudi, former Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands
Additional information
  • Start date
    30 April 2013
  • End date
  • Location
    Port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Business Unit
  • Client
    PT PP (Persero) TBK, IPC (Indonesian Port Corporation)