Jan de Nul Wins Port of Guayaquil Dredging Contract

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Posted October 15, 2018

The Belgian company Jan de Nul was been awarded dredging works to deepen the access of the access channel for the Port of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The contract with the company will be signed in 60 days and it will immediately start the works that have an investment value of around $100m. The Technical Commission of Guayaquil municipality decided to award the contract to Jan de Nul after finalising an international public tender that started on 26 March.

The dredging for the maintenance and operation of the access channels, and works that will be carried out a Public-Private Partnership for the next 25 years. In addition, the commission indicated that Jan de Nul was awarded the contract after presenting the lowest rate for the user of international traffic, with a rate $0.62 of value per Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) of the vessels, and for having supported their financial offer with a letter of financial intention.

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The dredging project will allow the access channel to the Port of Guayaquil to increase from a depth of 9.5 metres to 12.5 metres, for the entry of larger vessels.

In Ecuador, Jan de Nul has dredged the access channel to Puerto Bolívar (El Oro) and the port of Manta (Manabí). It is currently working on the dredging of the access channel to the new Posorja Deep Water Port, under a sub-contract with the Dubai-based DP World.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News