Van Oord executes maintenance dredging works in the Port of Krishnapatnam, India

Source: 3/1/2024, Location: Asia

Van Oord is carrying out dredging works in the Port of Krishnapatnam, India. The depth of the port channels has to be restored after a severe cyclone. By executing this project, Van Oord safeguards the accessibility of the port area for large vessels.

Cyclone Michaung caused siltation in the port area. As a result, the channels of the port were silted up and depths reduced considerably. To dredge the navigation channel of the port to the required depth again, Van Oord is deploying trailing suction hopper dredger HAM 318. In total, approximately 5 million cubic metres of material will be dredged. The works are expected to be completed by the beginning of March.

The Port of Krishnapatnam is India's deepest port and one of South Asia's largest ports, which Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited now owns. They selected Van Oord for this project because of their excellent past experiences. Van Oord and Adani have successfully worked together on previous projects, including the Ports of Hazira, Dahei and Dhamra.

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