Jan De Nul beat off competition from two other shortlisted contractors – Van Oord Gulfand Royal Boskalis Westminster– to take the 24-month contract. In addition to the dredging works, Jan De Nul will construct nine kilometres of rubber mould breakwaters and revetments, involving 2.5 million cubic metres of rock, and floating pontoons, as well as installing navigational aids (MEED 12:8:05).

The port contract is Jan De Nul’s second major dredging award in the Jebel Ali area. It is nearing completion of the dredging and reclamation package on Palm Jebel Ali for the local Nakheel.

The consultant for the dredging, reclamation and quay wall packages on the new container terminal is Han Padron, part of the UK’s Halcrow. Another UK firm, Scott Wilson, is the consultant for the associated infrastructure (MEED 23:9:05).