Dutch maritime giant now part of massive Suriname Port project

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Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V., has joined Phoenix Development Company and Suriname’s Port Management Company, N.V. Havenbeheer to build a mega deepwater facility – Port of Nickerie – in Suriname.

The partnership will integrate green energy, sustainable transport systems, waste management and a suite of green strategies and nature-based solutions that contribute to the sustainable growth of the Port of Nickerie and Suriname.

The mega port will feature an oil jetty with berths spread across 140 metres, a 6.6-hectare shorebase facility along with a multipurpose terminal.

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It is positioned in the centre of the Guyana-Suriname Basin and will service all Atlantic-markets.  The port will also have infrastructure for the sustainable development of world-class facilities in order to stimulate not just oil and gas, but trade, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. 

Back in 2022, Port of Rotterdam started developing the Masterplan and in Q2 2023 has finalized first phases of this massive development project.

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Over the next two years, Van Oord will be dredging the seabed to provide sufficient depth for future navigation at the port. This will allow the first LNG ships to depart from Suriname in 2025.


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