Major Taiwanese Dredging Contract for Van Oord

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 13 August 2015 - Van Oord has been awarded the dredging contract for the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Center Phase II in Taiwan. The client is the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC).The contract value amounts to approximately EUR 130 million.
 
The preparations have already started and the execution period runs until January 2018. The project involves the dredging and reclamation of 37 million m3 of sand for the extension of Kaohsiung Port. Van Oord will deploy one of its largest trailing suction hopper dredgers. Kaohsiung, located on the South China Sea, is the largest Taiwanese port and plays an important role in the Taiwanese export-oriented economy.
 
About Van Oord Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). Its head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company’s expertise ranges from design to execution and it has been involved in such noteworthy projects as Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, the second Suez Canal in Egypt, trench dredging and backfilling and pipe lay installation worldwide. Since 2002, Van Oord has been involved in the construction of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Van Oord is an independent family business and employs approx. 5,000 professionals worldwide. Its modern fleet consists of more than a hundred vessels and other specialised equipment.
 
More information: Please contact Mr Robert de Bruin, Head of Corporate Communication & Markets, T +31 88 8268234, M +31 6 53440890, E robert.debruin@vanoord.com.
 
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