22 September 2013

Our Shoalbuster 2308 Carmen and Shoalbuster 2208 DMS Raven are presently working for Van Oord at the Jumana Island project. Both Shoalbusters are working non-stop as assistance vessels.

Jumana Island will lie 500 metres off the coast and will be used for urban development. A bridge will connect the island to the coast. The contract is worth approximately EUR 100 million.

Completion is scheduled for the end of 2013.

The project involves dredging of sand from the sea bed, reclaiming the island as well as reclamation of the beaches. Construction of groynes, revetments, soil compaction of the new island and the reclamation of sand bodies to facilitate the construction of a bridge also form part of the project. A total of more than 8 million cubic metres of sand needs to be dredged and deposited and some 3 million tons of stone will be placed. Van Oord deploys 3 trailing suction hopper dredgers and a cutter suction dredger, as well as a variety of equipment for placing the stone.

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