Van Oord strengthens cooperation with Indonesia

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, (PresseBox) - Van Oord has been awarded a contract by PT PP (Persero) TBK for deepening the port and reclaiming land for a new terminal area in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, the largest container port in Indonesia. The contract is part of the Kalibaru North Container Terminal Phase 1 Project, which will expand the port of Tanjung Priok by 4.5 million TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). The client for the large port expansion is IPC, Indonesian Port Corporation. The entire project will take approximately three years to complete and provides a sustainable impetus for the economic growth of Indonesia. The contract value amounts to more than EUR 150 million. The dredging work will begin in the second quarter of 2013 and will be completed over the course of 24 months.

Infrastructure Forum

Today, this new cooperation was announced during the Infrastructure Forum, organized by the Embassy of Indonesia, in cooperation with FME-CWM, TU Delft and Indonesia Nederland Association. The Forum was opened by the Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mrs. Retno L.P. Marsudi, with the guests of honour the Vice Minister of Transportation, H.E. Bambang Susantono and the Vice Minister of Trade, H.E. Mr. Bayu Krishnamurti. 'Economic diplomacy is on the top agenda for the Government of Indonesia. The Forum was one of the efforts to strengthen economic ties between Indonesia and the Netherlands, in particular on the fields of infrastructure, logistics and transportation.'

Project description

The Tanjung Priok project includes the deepening of the port, including expanding and deepening the access channel. A total of 25 million cubic metres of material will be moved. Most of the material will be pumped into closed basins adjacent to the new terminal for further expansion of the port. Approximately 10 million cubic metres of sand will be removed from the seabed in preparation for construction of the new terminal. Van Oord will be deploying trailing suction hopper dredgers, a cutter suction dredger and a backhoe.

Other Van Oord projects in Indonesia

Van Oord is also working elsewhere in Indonesia on constructing a poldered island for the Kapuk Nagah Indah project intended for residential construction on the north side off the coast of Jakarta. The project involves the dredging of 20 million cubic metres of sand from a borrow area at sea and delivering it for the formation of a polder island. Van Oord also maintains the access channel to the port of Bengkulu on the island of Sumatra. 'With this cooperation we combine the economic strength of Indonesia with our marine ingenuity', says Van Oord CEO, Mr Pieter van Oord.

Van Oord

Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). Its head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company's expertise ranges from design to execution and it has been involved in such noteworthy projects as Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, the port of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte 2 expansion, trench dredging and backfilling in northern Russia, and the construction of several offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Van Oord is an independent family business and employs about 5,000 professionals worldwide. Its modern fleet consists of more than a hundred vessels and other specialised equipment.

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