Boskalis has been awarded three dredging contracts in Africa with a total value of € 75 million (US$ 85 million).
In Angola, Boskalis has been awarded a contract by Angola LNG to maintain the access channel and turning basins of the Soyo LNG port. The project will be executed in joint venture and involves the removal of approximately 11 million m3 of sand and silt by medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers.
Work is set to commence in the third quarter of the year and will is due for completion by the end of 2017. Boskalis also executed the initial dredging and reclamation work for this LNG port on behalf of Angola LNG from early 2007 to mid-2009.
In Gabon, the company has been awarded reclamation and dredging contract at the port of Libreville. Working for Gabon Special Economic Zone Mineral Port, Boskalis will reclaim 45 hectares of land for the terminal and dredge a berthing area for bulk carriers. This will see some 3.2 million m3 of sand and silt dredged using medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers. The project is due to commence in the third quarter of the year, with completion due by the end of 2015.
In Senegal Boskalis has signed a contract with Agence Nationale des Affaires Maritimes for maintenance dredging of the Casamance River, which is used by vessels bound for the city of Zinguichor. The project will see some 1.5 million m3 of sand removed over a length of 65 km by a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger. Work is due to start in July, with completion by the end of the year.