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Boskalis secures Maldives dredging contract

Dutch dredging and subsea specialist Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure, Republic of Maldives, to support the development of Gulhifalhu.

The dredging activities are due to commence in the fourth quarter and are expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. The value of the contract is about EUR45m ($50.1m).

The development of Gulhifalhu is part of Maldive’s strategic plan to improve and develop the port infrastructure and will serve as a climate adaptive solution, making this part of the Maldives resilient to rising sea levels.

Boskalis will reclaim an area with an initial volume of 6m cubic meters of sand using a mega sized trailing suction hopper dredger. Boskalis’ activities also include rock revetment work for shoreline protection.

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