Boskalis wins $78m contract for Bahrain's North Manama Causeway

Royal Boskalis Westminster to use two medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers for 1.3km2 reclamation project

North Manama Causeway, Bahrain.
Ministry of Works / Archives
North Manama Causeway, Bahrain.

European Stock Exchange-listed dredging and maritime infrastructure service company Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a $77.8m (BHD29.3m) contract from Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning to reclaim approximately 1.3km2 land for North Manama Causeway.

In a statement, the Dutch company said that work on the project would begin in Q3 2019 and was expected to complete in Q3 2020.

North Manama Causeway is a part of the ministry’s plans to improve Bahrain’s road infrastructure by building corridors to improve mobility across the kingdom. 

As part of the contract, Boskalis will use two medium-sized trailing suction hopper dredgers to reclaim the land area and collect an estimated volume of six million m3 of sand.

Rock revetment work for edge protection will also be carried out as part of the project. 

The Dutch dredging giant owns a fleet of 21 trailing suction hopper dredgers, which according to information on its website, includes two of the world’s largest dredgers — the Queen of the Netherlands and the Fairway.

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