Papendrecht, 25 November 2016
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a contract by Açu Petróleo S.A. (joint venture company of Prumo Logística S.A. and Oiltanking Gmbh) for the expansion of the Porto do Açu Oil Transhipment Terminal in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The contract has a total value of approximately EUR 120 million.
The expansion comprises the deepening, widening and extension of the access channel and turning basin. In total, approximately 32 million cubic meters of sand, silt and clay will be dredged. The activities will commence immediately and are expected to be completed late 2017. For this project one jumbo and two large trailing suction hopper dredgers will be deployed.
Currently, the terminal's access channel has a depth of 20.5 meters suitable to receive Suezmax type vessels. By the end of 2017 the depth will be increased to up to 24.5 meters, so the terminal will be able to receive Very Large Crude Carriers.
Between 2011 and 2015 Boskalis was responsible for the development of a large part of Açu Port, which included the construction of two access channels, a turning basin, an inner channel and mooring berths as well as the 2.4 kilometer of revetments for the inner harbor's protection.
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Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with services including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the oil and gas sector and offshore wind industry as well as salvage solutions (SMIT Salvage). Furthermore, Boskalis has a number of strategic partnerships in harbour towage and terminal services (KOTUG SMIT Towage, Keppel Smit Towage, Saam Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of 1,000 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Boskalis has over 8,200 employees, excluding its share in partnerships.
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Port maintenance, Açu Port
Açu Port in São João da Barra, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is one of the largest port-industry complex in Latin America. The port consists of two terminals: T1, an offshore terminal for handling iron ore and oil, and T2, an onshore terminal built around the inner navigation channel which accommodates offshore supply companies and will handle bauxite, general cargo and vehicles. Scope of works Boskalis was responsible for the following scope of works on the onshore T2 terminal: Offshore Access Channel, approximately 4,600m long, 300m wide and 14.5m depth; Onshore Access Channel, approximately 2,000m long, 300m wide and 14.5m depth; Turning Basin, with 600m diameter and 14.5m depth; Inner Channel and mooring berths, approximately 3,600m long, widths ranging from 135m, 210m to 500m and depths ranging from 10/11 to 14.5m. Boskalis was also responsible for project management, the construction of access roadways, clearance of work sites and the construction of revetments at the entrance to the port. The project developed continuously. During the course of the project the nature, dimensions and technical requirements were adapted in line with the changing requirements of the client and other stakeholders such as the future concessionaries of the Port of Açu. Based on continuous interaction with the client the most efficient, technically optimal and cost-effective solutions were adopted to the full satisfaction of all stakeholders. Boskalis also deepened the access channel and the turning basin of the T1 offshore terminal.
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