01 October 2018
Van Oord and Dredging International, a DEME Group subsidiary, have been awarded a major contract for modernisation of the the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway in Poland. The contract covers the deepening and widening of the fairway along a section of roughly 62 km.
The investment by the Maritime Office in Szczecin will improve access to the Szczecin seaport and increase the port capacity to handle a growing volume of cargo. The project is a design and build contract to deepen and widen the fairway along a section of roughly 62 km from -10.5 to -12.5 m. The dredged materials will be used to build two artificial islands in the Szczecin lagoon.
Furthermore, the project includes enforcements of slopes and quay walls along the channel, relocation of cables and navigational aids. The environmental sustainability and cooperation with all project stakeholders play an important role during execution. Several types of equipment will be deployed on the project.
The project will start end of 2018 and is expected to be completed in 42 months. The contract has a value of approximately 313 million EUR and is co-financed by the European Union.
‘The combination of state-of-the-art dredging equipment, the consortium’s vast international experience in design and build projects are most importantly our integrated team of experts enabled DEME and Van Oord to bring the most cost-efficient solution,’ said Eric Tancré, Area Director Europe at DEME.
Source Van Oord