Boskalis Secures Onne Port Dredging Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €90m contract from Prodeco International in Nigeria for the dredging and reclamation works of Federal Lighter Terminal and the Federal Ocean Terminal at the Onne Port of Nigeria.

The terminals are managed by Intels Nigeria, a Nigeria-based logistic service provider to the oil and gas industry.

Under the contract, Boskalis will reclaim 180ha of land for the further development of the Onne Port Oil and Gas Free Zone.

The dredging project is scheduled to start in mid-2011 and is expected to be completed within two to three years.

These projects are being carried out to expand port infrastructure and facilitate the export of oil and gas, as well as to protect the shoreline from erosion.