Contract for capital and maintenance dredging in the port of Bahia Blanca (Argentina) awarded to Jan De Nul Group

Compañía Sudamericana de Dragados S.A., a subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, has been awarded a contract for capital and maintenance dredging in the port of Bahia Blanca, Argentina. The contract value is approximately EUR 90 million and was  acquired together with Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis). Jan De Nul Group’s share of the total contract is approximately EUR 45 million.

The project scope includes capital dredging and a five year maintenance contract to maintain the depth. The capital dredging work will be performed in 2012 and 5.5 million cubic meters firm soil will be removed with a large seagoing cutter suction  dredger. This firm soil consists mainly of shale. The maintenance contract requires the annual removal of approximately 3.8 million cubic meters of silt, over a period of five years and will be carried out with a trailing suction hopper dredger and a water  injection dredger.