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Van Oord picked for Dubai Harbour marine works

Van Oord has been awarded the contract for Dubai Harbour marine works, a prestigious mega project in Dubai.

The project, which Van Oord carries out for Projects Link Contracting Co LLC, is the next step in achieving ‘Dubai Tourism Vision 2020’, Dubai’s strategy to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020. A strategy to which Van Oord has contributed since 2001 by building amongst others Palm Jumeirah, The World and many other
artificial islands.

Dubai Harbour is set to span 185 hectares, and will include berths for 1,400 boats and a cruise terminal. Execution will take place from September 2017 to May 2019.

‘Our responsibilities will include dredging the 12-kilometre navigation channel, reclaiming land and executing vibro compaction’, says Jan Willem Elleswijk, Van Oord’s Area Manager. ‘We will be deploying a large trailing suction hopper dredger, and one of our high tech self-propelled cutter suction dredgers. We are looking forward to contributing to yet another Dubai landmark.’

About Van Oord
Van Oord is a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). Its head office is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company’s expertise ranges from design to execution and it has been involved in such noteworthy projects as the port of Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte 2 expansion and the construction of the second Suez Canal, trench dredging and backfilling of pipelines worldwide, and the construction of several offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Van Oord is an independent family
business and employs about 4,800 professionals worldwide. Its modern fleet consists of more than a hundred vessels and other specialised equipment.

Ingenuity is a mentality. It’s something that’s inherent in Van Oord’s employees. Whether they work as engineers, on projects, in IT or as financial experts, ingenuity is in their blood. It’s the drive to show that something really is possible.

We are always looking for talented people. Are you a committed, entrepreneurial professional with a passion for water and technology? Take a look at our career opportunities.

Source: www.vanoord.com