Dutch company Van Oord has proposed construction of an artificial island in the Caspian Sea near the resort of Avaz in Turkmenistan, as its area manager Johannes Hafkenscheid said in an interview with a local newspaper.
Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord
has secured a number of important contracts in recent weeks.
Poland's new deepwater container terminal, DCT Gdansk, is being readied for first phase commercial operation starting in June and plans, in time, to be the biggest on the Polish Baltic capable of handling a million TEUs a year.
The Dutch Parliament voted by an overwhelming majority last month in favour of the construction of Maasvlakte 2, the new port district of Rotterdam. This gives the green light to the next phase of what will be the largest land reclamation project in Europe. A number of spatial planning and licensing procedures must be completed next year before actual construction can get underway in 2008.
A consortium of Interbeton, Six Construct, and Van Oord has been awarded the 195m contract for the construction of quay walls and dredging (Phase 3) at Sohar Port in Oman. The client is the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Government of Oman.
The first of four more berths on the Bremerhaven Container Terminal's (BCT) new 500m CT 4 expansion site is due for completion in Autumn with work reported largely on target.
Poole Harbour Commissioners in Dorset UK has awarded Partrac Ltd a contract to continuously monitor dredging operations in Poole harbour over a five month period which commenced in November.
Van Oord in the Netherlands has been award the Rochester Riverside Development atRochester in the UK and a major contract in Russia.
Medway Council and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) have awarded a civil engineering joint venture between Edmund Nuttall and Van Oord the main ? 44m contract to carry out infrastructure works at the Rochester Riverside regeneration site.
Netherlands based Van Oord has been awarded a contract for the extension of the coal terminal and port basin at the Port of Richards Bay , South Africa. The client is the National Ports Authority of South Africa . The project will be executed in cooperation with several local companies with Van Oord's share in the consortium set up to execute the work being 50%.
WLDelft Hydraulics and partners Argoss, NLR and Van Oord NV have received funding from the National User Support Programme for Remote Sensing in the Netherlands for the Restscod-2 project, a project that follows-on from the recently completed Restscod-1 , which was conducted by the same project team.
Dutch dredging and marine contractor Van Oord has been awarded a contract for constructing the entrance to and reclamation of land for the construction of a cruise terminal on the Turk & Caicos islands. The client is Bahamas based T&C Cruise Terminals Ltd , and the total value of the contract is some 3 million.
Van Oord UK Ltd has completed the Seaview Duver Coast Protection Scheme for the Isle of Wight Council. The ? 4m project included the construction of a 550m reinforced concrete stone-faced seawall, a rock revetment and replacement of a beach outfall.
A new rock dumping record has been established by Van Oord 's flexible fallpipe vessel Tertnes, the vessel having completed the protection of a cable crossing in water depths of 887m.
Van Oord ACZ Ltd has been chosen by the UK's Shepway District Council to carry out one of the biggest coastal protection schemes ever planned for the district's shoreline. The £ 17m Hythe to Folkestone Harbour Coast Protection Scheme is designed to protect against flooding and erosion for the next 50 years.
The first phase of a 30 year development plan for the busy UK Port of Dover , devised by consultants Halcrow and covered in MJ last month, is moving forward, with Edmund Nuttall installing piles for the construction of two ro-ro berths at the Eastern Docks.
A new 4,750m 3capacity trailing suction hopper dredger was launched for Van Oord ACZ Ltd earlier this month from the van der Giessen de Noord yard in Rotterdam. Van Oord ACZ signed the build contract with IHC Holland in December 2000 and construction was subsequently subcontracted to van der Giessen, a fellow subsidiary with the IHC Caland Group.
Two Dutch contractors - Mammoet and Van Oord ACZ - have revealed details of the jack-up barge they have built and started to use as a platform to serve the rapidly growing market in Europe for offshore wind turbine installation work.
Van Oord Group, the Dutch dredging and marine construction firm, says it has 'a well filled order book', and what it calls 'good prospects for profit in 2002'.
The Capt I B Harvey of WCT Offshore Ltd is seen in her new role as short sea coastal tug towing a barge for Van Oord ACZ from Mostyn in North Wales to Dordrecht in Holland.