Jan De Nul Group has acquired a contract for the deepening of the Port of Veracruz in Mexico. The contract has a value of approximately EUR 60 million.
The areas to be dredged include the access channel and the turning basin. In total more than 13 million cubic meters will be removed and reclaimed.
On top of the reclaimed areas five new port terminals will be constructed. These terminals will be able to handle up to 100 million tonnes a year, which is more than the yearly tonnage handling of the largest ports of Mexico, i.e. Lazaro Cardenas and Manzanillo. The works are scheduled to commence in the summer and will be completed in March 2018. For this project the jumbo cutter suction dredger Marco Polo will be deployed.