Van Oord Wins Reclamation Contract In Tanjung Perak Port


JAKARTA— Van Oord, Dutch dredging company, wins contract of port dredging and land reclamation around Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya, from PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III worth 20 million euro or equals to IDR313.6 billion.

The new contract complements the previous one with PT Pelabuhan Indonesia (Pelindo) II or Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC) in Kalibaru Terminal worth 150 million euro or equals to IDR2.4 trillion. TOTALLY, Van Oord books contract of port reclamation worth 170 million euro or IDR2.7 trillion.

Pieter Van Oord, Chief Executive Officer Van Oord said the project is part if bilateral cooperation between Netherlands and Indonesia in synergizing port development bilaterally.

“We will soon begin this project in December 2013 and is predicted to continue until the end of next year. The reclamation will include dredging sand from under the sea which then used to build new land for industrial area,” he said after signing contract in the deck of HM 310 Van Oord ship leaning in Tanjung Priok Port, Thursday (11/21).

The project plans to dredge around 4 million m3 of sand which then made into five new islands measuring 220 hectares in Tanjung Perak port, Surabaya.

At the moment, Van Oord also signs reclamation contract in Kalibaru Terminal in Tanjung Priok port worth 150 million euro where 25 million m3 of materials will be moved and 10 million m3 of sand will be dredged to prepare for building a new dock.

He said the Netherlands has long experience in managing sea reclamation and is expected to assist Indonesia in the sector of maritime engineering. “I guess this is a strategic cooperation. Land reclamation will give more rooms to develop the city.” The signing of contract for land reclamation project in Tanjung Perak port between Van Oord and Pelindo III was witnessed by Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, Deputy Minister of Transportation, Bambang Susantono, and a number of officers from both countries.

So far, the Dutch dredging company also cooperates with PT Kapuk Naga Indah (KNI) in the reclamation of new island using polder system in Jakarta Bay which is part of the capital city development. Besides, Van Oord is also dealing with securing sailing track and access to Bengkulu port.

Deputy Minister Bambang Susantono said the involvement of Van Oord is part of bilateral cooperation between Netherlands and Indonesia. “One of the programs is developing our ports performance to be like Dutch ports. Van Oord is one of Dutch companies which caters to our need to maximize it,” he said.

Van Oord is assumed to have technological and equipment capacity which not all companies do to dredge, reclaim, and build sailing track effectively.






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