Dutch firm wins role on Dubai waterfront

Dutch dredging firm Van Oord has been awarded a contract for the Dubai Harbour marine works.

The Dubai Harbour (pictured) is set to span 185ha and will include a cruise terminal and berths for 1,400 boats.

Van Oord’s responsibilities will include dredging the 12km navigation channel, reclaiming land and executing vibro compaction.

The firm will deploy a large trailing suction hopper dredger, and a high-tech self-propelled cutter suction dredgers.

The job is for construction manager Projects Link Contracting and is part of the "Dubai Tourism Vision 2020" which has the aim of attracting 20 million annual visitors by 2020.

Van Oord has contributed to the Vision 2020 project since 2001 and has been involved with the Palm Jumeirah reclaimed island.  

Work on the Dubai Harbour will begin in September 2017 and is due to be completed in May 2019.

Image courtesy of Van Oord

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