Boskalis wins River Elbe dredging contract

By Sarah Ann McCay09 April 2013

Dutch dredging and maritime infrastructure firm Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €75 million dredging contract in Germany.

Wasser und Schifffahrtsamt Cuxhaven have contracted Boskalis to maintain part of the shipping fairway of the River Elbe in Germany, spanning a distance of 110km.

The three-year contract commences in May, with dredging focused on maintaining the shipping fairway of the River Elbe between the city of Wedel and Cuxhaven. It is estimated 28 million m3 of sand and silt will be removed during the dredging process.

The river is an important shipping connection between the North Sea and the Port of Hamburg, where Boskalis recently maintained the port's basins.

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