Boskalis wins Finnish dredging contracts

Royal Boskalis has been awarded two contracts in Finland by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, the Port of Helsinki and the City of Helsinki. The contracts are worth 32 million euros and concern the deepening of Vuosaari fairway and harbour basin.

The fairway and basin in the Port of Helsinki will be deepened from eleven to thirteen meters. Activities will commence immediately and are due to be completed by the end of 2021.

For the harbour deepening scope a volume of one million cubic metres of clay and moraine material will be dredged and 0.8 million cubic metres of rock will be removed from the seabed by means of drilling and blasting. Part of this material will be transported by vessel to the Hernesaari area and reused for the reclamation of 6 hectares of land on which offices and residential housing for 7000 people will be developed in the coming years.

For these activities, Boskalis will deploy a variety of specialised dredging equipment including two large backhoe dredgers, a grab dredger, a drilling barge and various hopper barges.

Picture: Hernesaari havainnekuva (by Helsingin Satama Oy-Tietoa Oy).

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.