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Harbour extension Norrköping, Sweden awarded

Van Oord has been awarded the deepening of the harbour Norrköping, Sweden. The contract value amounts to some EUR 19 million. The client is the Swedish Maritime Authority. Execution of the project will start in april 2010 and the work will take approximately six months to complete.

The project involves widening and deepening of the access channel and the port basin, from an existing depth of 12.5 m to a depth of 15 m after completion. Van Oord will dredge about 3 million m3 of clay and silt, a large part will be dredged by trailing suction hopper dredger and the remaining part by large backhoe dredger. Furthermore the works include some 200,000 m3 of drilling and blasting of granite rock. This work will be carried out by Van Oord's subsidiary Wicks.

The project facilitates the growing maritime transport in the region.

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