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Dutch sea defence contract for Van Oord and Boskalis

3 Dec 13 A 50-50 joint venture of Van Oord and Boskalis is in line for a contract to reinforce and maintain the Hondsbossche and Pettemer sea defence on the Dutch coastline.

The Hollands Noorderkwartier Regional Water Board and the Department of Public Works & Water Management have announced that they intende to award the joint venture the €140m contract for the Petten to Camperduin stretch of the northern coastline. The contract will be signed next week.

Work will start in early 2014 and will encompass sand replenishment for the construction of a beach and dunes. The new coastal area is designed to offer room for nature and recreation. After completing the project at the end of 2015, the Van Oord - Boskalis joint venture will be responsible for maintaining the coastline for another 20 years

The replenishment activities will be carried out with four trailing suction hopper dredgers depositing 40 million cubic metres of sand sourced from sea.

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