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Construction
and maintenance
of ports

Boskalis has extensive experience constructing and maintaining ports and waterways worldwide. Our activities include dredging port access channels, inner channels, turning basins and mooring berths and constructing breakwaters utilizing our versatile fleet of trailing suction hopper dredgers, cutter suction dredgers and backhoes. Where additional land is needed for port development, we reclaim harbor islands and land for yards and terminals. In addition, we construct quay walls and offer soil improvement by compacting and vertical/horizontal drainage.

Bringing your project to a safe haven

Constructing ports involves a lot more than just hydraulic engineering. We also conduct detailed technical and financial feasibility studies for each project, and can assess and monitor your project’s environmental impact and by applying our building with nature techniques even assist in overcoming environmental concerns. We can take care of ongoing maintenance, which can also be taken into account during the construction process. In this way we bring even the most complex project to a safe haven.

Project highlights

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Creating Gorgon

In 2009, Boskalis was awarded a contract on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project, one of the largest and most complex contracts to be undertaken in our history. Our scope of work included the design and construction of some of the port facilities at Barrow Island.

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Co-creation in Brazil

From 2011-15, Boskalis was involved in the construction of one of Latin America’s largest port-industry complexes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Boskalis dredged two huge access channels, a turning basin, an inner channel, mooring berths and constructed revetments for the breakwater and over 13 km of access roads.

Our projects

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Cieg GJ1 Cable repair

Channel Islands Electricity Grid, a joint venture between Jersey Electricity and Guernsey Electricity operate several interconnecting power cable systems (power and telecom) between Jersey, Guernsey and France. Both Jersey and Guernsey rely upon the services of these interconnecting power cables and as a consequence there is a demand to reduce the possible effects and impact of failure to these interconnecting power cables. Boskalis were contracted to conduct a preemptive repair replacing a section of cable including the installation two subsea joints on the Guernsey Jersey circuit, close to Havelet bay.

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Construction motorway, A4 Delft-Schiedam

Boskalis Nederland was involved in the construction of the A4 motorway from Delft to Schiedam. The client is Rijkswaterstaat. After 40 years, the construction of this final section will bring to an end the public debate about whether this new road was needed.

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Channel expansion, Suez

The Suez Canal is one of the world’s main shipping links and thus of major importance to world trade. The canal extends from Suez on the Red Sea to Port Said on the Mediterranean. Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority awarded the contract to double the canal’s capacity to a consortium, which was aptly named the Challenge Consortium by the Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Admiral Mohab Mamish.

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Onshore co-mining project, Lelydorp

Suralco L.L.C., an indirect joint subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. and Alumina Ltd., has awarded Boskalis a contract for the mining of bauxite in Lelydorp, Suriname. Boskalis is responsible for the entire mining process, from engineering and overburden removal to bauxite mining and ore delivery.

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Port development, Cherbourg

To accommodate an assembly plant for wind turbines, a 220 m quay wall had to be added to the existing quay and two hectares of land behind the new quay had to be reclaimed.

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Dredging and reclamation, Songdo International City

Boskalis has been awarded a contract by Daewoo E&C for the dredging and reclamation of new land for Songdo International City on the waterfront of Incheon, South Korea. The total value of the contract amounts to approximately EUR 80 million.

Our brands

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Boskalis Dragamex

Our company providing dredging and marine services in Mexico.

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Boskalis Hirdes

Our hydraulic engineering company in Germany.

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Boskalis Nederland

Infrastructure projects on land and water in The Netherlands.

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Boskalis Terramare

Expertise for demanding marine construction projects in the Nordic region.

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Boskalis Westminster

Our dredging and marine contractor in the UK.

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