On September 28 Jan De Nul Group signed a contract with the Peruvian Government for the further deepening of the access channel to the port of Callao.
The project includes deepening the port from current 14 meters to 16 meters which will make Callao one of the deepest container and general cargo ports on the Latin American Pacific Coast. Due to the deepening works Jan De Nul will also need to widen the entrance mouth of the breakwater which involves partial demolition and reconstruction and piling works.
The US $61 million project will be completed in approximately 196 days and will involve the use of various hopper dredges a backhoe dredge and an extensive spread of auxiliary equipment.
The Jan De Nul Group has maintained a presence in Peru since 2006.