Van Oord tapped for dredging work in Taiwan

Van Oord's cutter suction dredger HAM 218 (Photo: Van Oord)

Van Oord has been contracted by Hwa Chi Construction to dredge the water intake basin of the Da Tan power plant in northwestern Taiwan.

The cutter suction dredger HAM 218 (pictured) and the trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 318 will be deployed to serve this project, which will commence in early 2021 and will be completed by the middle of the year.

Van Oord will deepen the existing water intake basin to increase the power plant’s capacity to take in cooling water. HAM 218 will be deployed for the dredging works while HAM 318 will transport the dredged material from Da Tan to Taipei.

The dredged material will then be pumped ashore to reclaim a new port area, allowing the port in Taiwan’s capital to expand.

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