Jan De Nul Group wins the Port Botany Expansion Works Contract

Jan De Nul Group in joint venture with its Australian partner Baulderstone-Hornibrook has secured a major contract for the AUD 1 billion expansion of Port Botany Container Terminal in New South Wales, Australia, according to a recent announcement by New South Wales' Premier Morris Iemma.

The contract involves the 60 hectare expansion of the Port Botany Container Terminal, about 12 kilometers south of the Sydney CBD. The contract is a Design & Construct contract and the works are scheduled to commence early next year, with the first berth to be ready by 2012.

The new terminal will be built between the existing Brotherson Dock and the parallel runway of Sydney’s airport, which was also built on reclaimed land. The new terminal will comprise 5 new shipping berths capable of handling the largest container vessels and it will have a handling capacity of 1.6 million containers per year.

To create the platform for this new container terminal some 8 million m³ of sand will be reclaimed by Jan De Nul’sequipment and to allow the installation of the quay walls deep trenches will also be dredged.