Major Mexican contract awarded to Jan De Nul Group

Mexicana De Dragados S.A. de C.V., the Mexican branch of the Jan De Nul Group signed a contract with the port authorities of the Mexican Pacific ports of Ensenada, Mazatlan and Manzanillo on 24 October 2008. The contract for dredging works has a total value of 48 Mio Euros.

In Ensenada 1.5Mio m³ will be dredged from the access channel and the turning basin with a big trailing suction hopper dredger.

In Mazatlan 150,000 m³ will be dredged and deposited offshore for the repositioning of the API quays. Of the total volume, 90,000 m³ is very hard and requires a powerful cutter suction dredger.

The Manzanillo scope mainly consists of the deforestation, excavation and reclamation of a terrain which will be an extension of the containerterminal. A total volume of 4.3Mio m³ will be moved.The works in Manzanillo also include widening of the access channel, dredging in front of the berths and salvage of a metal barge.