Boskalis, Archirodon and Hyundai Win Khalifa Port Contract
Boskalis will execute the project in partnership with its subsidiary, Archirodon, and the Korean company Hyundai.
The contract is worth approximately €1.1 billion, with the net share of Boskalis amounting to approximately €670 million. The project begins in October 2007 and will be completed in four and a half years.
The assignment includes dredging an entrance channel and a harbor basin, the reclamation of a habor island and land for wharfs, the construction of breakwaters, and a causeway to the island, including a bridge. A jetty and quay walls will be built for container handling and a new aluminum smelter. A total of 44 million cubic meters of material will be dredged.
Boskalis will use a number of large cutter suction dredges and backhoes and a medium-sized hopper dredge. This project provides Boskalis with a good baseload utilization of its jumbo cutter dredges for the next four years.
Khalifa Port will be a major harbor, handling containers, bulk goods and general freight.