Royal Boskalis Westminster has signed a contract for dredging for a new terminal in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The contract was signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Arkady Dvorkovich, Russia’s deputy prime minister, and Mark Rutte, the Netherlands’ prime minister, were in attendance.
The project involves the reclamation of land for the construction of the new port facility, “Bronka” in St. Petersburg. A total volume of up to 3 million cubic meters (about 105.9 million cubic feet) of sand will be dredged and reclaimed using trailer suction hopper dredgers to create about 85 hectares (approximately 210 acres) of new terminal area. The contract value is an estimated €25 million (about US$33.1 million), and the project is expected to be completed this year.