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February 23, 2018

Boskalis consortium wins €897m deal to develop Tuas Terminal phase II

A three-company consortium that includes Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has secured a contract worth roughly S$1.46bn (€897m) to carry out a port development project, Tuas Terminal Phase II, in Singapore.

A three-company consortium that includes Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has secured a contract worth roughly S$1.46bn (€897m) to carry out a port development project, Tuas Terminal Phase II, in Singapore.

The contract has been granted in the form of a letter of award by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

The agreement is slated to be finalised over the upcoming weeks.

Penta Ocean Construction Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company are also involved in the consortium.

"The Tuas Terminal is planned to be Singapore’s next-generation container terminal facility and is slated to be developed in four phases over a roughly 30-year period."

Boskalis currently holds a 30% share in the consortium and a corresponding contract value of around €300m.

The Tuas Terminal Phase II, also known as Tuas Terminal Finger Pier 3, forms part of the wider Tuas Port project.

It is expected to involve the design and construction of 387ha of land reclamation works bordered by 30m-high caisson walls, which are set to be 9.1km-long.

The Tuas Terminal is planned to be Singapore’s next-generation container terminal facility and is slated to be developed in four phases over a roughly 30-year period.

Boskalis will perform various dredging and civil engineering activities under the latest arrangement, including the deepening of the port basin and access channel, as well as the dredging of a sandkey and managing the supply of sand to create new land for the terminal.

The dredging and land reclamation works will involve the deployment of a medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredger, in addition to grab and backhoe dredgers and long-distance bulk carriers.

The works are scheduled to begin over the next few weeks and are expected to be completed by 2027.

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