Suriname River deepening contract awarded to Dutch partnership

Photo: Boskalis

A joint venture between Dutch marine projects companies the Boskalis Group and Dutch Dredging has been awarded a contract to further deepen a 68-kilometre-long stretch of the Suriname River and keep it at the required depth during the following two years.

The joint venture also carried out the initial capital dredging last year, during which the same part of the river was deepened to offer ships access to the Port of Paramaribo and its terminals.

The project is in line with the Suriname government’s aim of making the port more accessible to larger vessels from container, oil, and gas companies. Within a year’s time, vessels with a depth of more than seven metres will be able to pass through at high tide.

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