Van Oord wins Taiwanese dredging contract

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Van Oord has won a €130m (£93m) dredging contract for the second phase of the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Center in Taiwan.

The project involves the dredging and reclamation of 37 million cubic metres of sand for the extension of Kaohsiung Port. Van Oord will deploy one of its largest trailing suction hopper dredgers on the project.

Preparatory work is already started and the execution period runs until January 2018. Client for the scheme is the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC).

Kaohsiung, located on the South China Sea, is the largest Taiwanese port and plays an important role in the Taiwanese export-oriented economy.