Consortium to build tug quay at Rotterdam Port’s Yangtze Canal

Yangtze Canal at the Port of Rotterdam (Photo: Van Oord)
Yangtze Canal at the Port of Rotterdam (Photo: Van Oord)

A consortium formed by Dutch engineering companies Van Oord, Hakkers, and De Klerk has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new tug quay in the Yangtze Canal at the Port of Rotterdam.

The work will involve constructing 500 metres of quay wall with space for up to 12 tugs to berth. The project will commence in the early autumn of 2023 and is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2025.

Van Oord, Hakkers and De Klerk will construct the new quay at the entrance to the canal on the south side, close to the larger container terminals.

In addition to building the 500 metres of quay wall, which will take the form of a composite wall, the consortium is also responsible for removing the existing bed and bank protection, installing new bed protection, and dredging approximately 800,000 square metres of sand and clay to widen the canal and clear space for the new quay.

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