Van Oord has been awarded the dredging contract for the deepening of a channel in Hazira, India. The contract value amounts to EUR 36 million. Client is Essar Bulk Terminals Ltd, an Essar Steel company. Execution of the project starts in September 2009 and the project is scheduled for completion in May 2010.
Hazira lies 310 km north of India's financial capital Mumbai. Van Oord will dredge a 4.5 km long channel to a terminal. The material dredged from the channel will be reclaimed on two different locations. Van Oord will deploy two heavy cutter suction dredgers to execute the project in between monsoons of 2009 - 2010.
The channel will contribute to the economic development of the area by facilitating the growth of Steel Industries and maritime transport of steel products.
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