DUTCH COMPANY AWARDED CONTRACT FOR EMERGENCY DREDGING AT MOZAMBICAN PORT

MAPUTO, The port of Beira, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, is to undergo emergency dredging to reinstate its port access channel.

Mozambique’s publicly owned ports and rail company, CFM, has awarded the contract to the Dutch company, Van Oord, which said in media statement that the would be carried out by a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), the Volvox Atalanta, which is due to arrive in Beira on Nov 6.

The dredger will be assisted by the water-injection dredger, the Sagar Manthan.

The port is constantly having to take action to stop its channels silting up so that it can receive ships of up to Panamax size at any time of day.

The port plays a very important role in the Mozambican economy, serving the needs of the central part of the country and beyond. In particular, it is a major route for importing oil and exporting coal from the Moatize coal basin.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK