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Boskalis Wins Superporto do Au Dredging Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has won a contract for the construction of a new port terminal TX2 at Superporto do Açu. The Açu Superport industrial complex in the north of Rio de Janeiro state is the largest port-industry enterprise in Latin America and is expected to become one of the largest port complexes in the world. TX2 will accommodate the largest shipyard of Latin America and will be built by OSX Construção Naval S.A.

The contract, worth approximately € 200 million, was awarded to Boskalis by LLX Açu Operações Portuárias S.A. and Construção Naval S.A., controlled respectively by LLX LogísticaS.A. and OSX Brasil S.A.. Both companies belong to the EBX group owned by Brazilian entrepreneur Eike Batista. Work on the project is expected to commence shortly and last for a total of two years.

The scope of the work includes the dredging of an access and inner channel, turning basin and harbor basin as well as land reclamation work. Boskalis will also construct the revetments at the entrance of the harbor. The total dredged volume will amount in excess of 43 million cubic meters, part of which will be used to reclaim land for the construction of the port facilities.

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