Jan De Nul to dredge Ecuador port access

Jan De Nul will deepen and maintain the 95 km long access channel to the port of Guayaquil for 25 years

Belgium’s Jan De Nul Group has signed a 25 year concession agreement with the Ecuadorian Municipality of Guayaquil for deepening and maintenance of the 95 km long access channel to the port of Guayaquil.

Under the agreement, Jan De Nul will finance the capital dredging works to deepen the existing access channel, guaranteeing a new authorised draught of 12.5m whilst also deepening the Guayas River to a draught of 7.5m. Jan De Nul will also remove rock in the offshore section of the channel, the famous bottleneck known as Los Goles. A modern VTS and toll collection system will also be installed.

Jan De Nul will mobilise three modern trailing suction hopper dredgers and a large self-propelled cutter suction dredger for this project. For the capital dredging works, an estimated volume of 25 million m3 of materials will be dredged. The capital dredging works in the Maritime channel will be executed in less than a year whilst dredging of the Guayas River will be completed within three years.

After the capital works are concluded, Jan De Nul will operate and maintain the channel under a 25 year performance based concession contract. The deepening and maintenance of the system will be financed by Jan De Nul Group and recuperated by tolls.

“This new challenge will firmly position Jan De Nul Group along the Pacific coast of Latin America, says the company’s area manager Jan Neckebroek. “We are proud to be part of this contract, giving Guayaquil Port Terminals the boost to compete with the most modern terminals in neighbouring countries.”

Latest Press Releases

DLM Design and Manufacture new Detrenching Grapnel

Dynamic Load Monitoring, specialists in the design and manufacture of Load Cell’s and Cable Working ... Read more

Marine Accessories Offers Superior Performance

Dixon is a premier manufacturer and supplier of marine fluid transfer products for a wide range of a... Read more

Caspian Offshore Construction takes swift delivery of Damen Stan Tug 1606 ICE

Caspian Offshore Construction has recently taken delivery of a Damen Stan Tug 1606 ICE class in Kaza... Read more

Third S. T. Marine Support Multi Cat names at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld

On 2nd August, Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld hosted a naming ceremony for S. T. Marine Support’s new M... Read more

Damen signs milestone pontoon order

Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract for the delivery of a pontoon to France-based c... Read more

Damen installs solar panels at Dutch shipyards

As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Damen Shipyards Group is having solar panels in... Read more

View all