Belgian dredging major Jan De Nul NV is part of a consortium that will be responsible for the expansion of the port of Kingston, Jamaica.
Over a 25 month period the access channel and the port basin will be deepened, and the berths on the existing quay walls will be reinforced and renovated. Hence, the port will be able to provide access to larger container vessels, following the expansion of the lock complex in the Panama Canal.
For the dredging activities Jan De Nul NV will mobilize six vessels; the cutter suction dredger Marco Polo with four accompanying split barges and the trailing suction hopper dredger Pedro Alvares Cabrál. It is the fourth project in Jamaica for Jan De Nul. “We are very pleased that once more we have gained the confidence to play an important role in the further development of this port,” said Dominique Bombaert, Area Manager at Jan De Nul Group.
By Jake Frith