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Contract Awarded for Phase II of Singapore Port

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded a contract for its port development project Tuas Terminal Phase II in Singapore. The award went to a consortium of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Penta Ocean Construction Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company. The contract value is approximately SGD… Read More

Port Development Begins at Duqm, Oman

In late August 2017, the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) and Boskalis Westminster (Oman), LLC signed an agreement to construct a liquid bulk berth at Duqm Port. Al Duqm Port & Drydock is a seaport located in Oman on the Arabian Sea that was opened in 2013. The… Read More

Boskalis Awarded Contract for Martín García Channel

In December, the Comision Administradora del Rio de la Plata (CARP) awarded Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) a 5-year contract for the capital and maintenance dredging of the Martín García channel, located between Uruguay and Argentina in the northern part of the 50-kilometer-wide Rio de la Plata estuary. The contract… Read More

Boskalis/DEME Completes Glory Hole

A partnership between Boskalis Offshore BV a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster NV group and Tideway a subsidiary of Belgian group DEME has dredged two glory holes 120 meters (394 feet) below the water's surface. The southernmost hole was completed on July 22 and the northern hole on August 10. They are 350 kilometers (217.5 miles) off the Newfoundland coast in Husky Oil Company's White Rose Field. Read More

Bean Responds to Jones Act Allegations

Jim Bean president of C.F. Bean LLC of New Orleans gives a detailed explanation of the activities of Bean Stuyvesant a joint venture of Bean and Royal Boskalis Westminster of the Netherlands. The company's activities are within the scope of the Jones Act he says. Read More

Boskalis Standardizing on Aquarius

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV has purchased an Aquarius2 GPS receiver and five Aquarius receivers from Thales Navigation Carquefou France for use in their dredge positioning and hydrographic survey operations. Read More

Boskalis and Archirodon to Join

Royal Boskalis Westminster nv intends to acquire a 30 percent stake in Archirodon Group nv an international marine contractor with a strong position in the Middle East. The alliance is a major strengthening of the strategic position of Boskalis in the Middle East and peripheral areas according to a company news release. Read More

Boskalis and HBG Agree to Merge

After negotiations that began in March of this year the largest dredging company and largest construction company in Europe have agreed to a merger that will give each company a 50 percent share in the new organization. Operations will be jointly run by Boskalis chairman Rob van Gelder and HBG chairman Jan Veraart. Read More