The access channel will open Payra Port for large seagoing container ships and vessels, rendering the port fully accessible and operational for worldwide trade. This Government Priority project will generate numerous job opportunities for local workforce and companies, while boosting the economy beyond the regional boundaries tremendously.
Jan Moens, Project Director of the Payra Port Dredging Project at Jan De Nul Group: “We are proud to be contributing to further strengthen the economic position of Bangladesh in the region as it was envisaged by the visionary leadership of Bangladesh.”
The access channel dredging works have started in full force over the last weeks and are scheduled to be completed by June 2023.
Jan De Nul moved the world to supply the works in Payra Port
Recent months, several kilometres of pipelines, pontoons, heavy machinery and support vessels were prepared, adapted and mobilized by means of large bulk carriers, calling directly to Payra Port.
Because of the extremely challenging sea conditions, customized parts needed to be fabricated and existing equipment needed to be reinforced. Jan De Nul employed its logistical hubs in Singapore, Dubai and Belgium to supply the project.
Meanwhile, at Payra Port, multiple kilometres of retaining dykes were constructed, creating the reclamation basin which will be filled with sediments dredged along the future berths and inner channel.
We are proud to be contributing to further strengthen the economic position of Bangladesh in the region as it was envisaged by the visionary leadership of Bangladesh.
Project Director of the Payra Port Dredging Project at Jan De Nul Group
Jan De Nul mobilizes an impressive fleet of dredgers
Jan De Nul’s Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD) Diogo Cão, De Lapérouse and Francesco di Giorgio have commenced work already whilst several more TSHDs are currently being mobilised. In addition, two of Jan De Nul’s largest Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSD), JFJ De Nul and Ibt Battuta, recently started the dredging works in Payra Port to assist the other vessels to complete the works in time.