Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has got a contract for the widening of the Port Adelaide outer Harbor shipping channel in Australia.
The total value of the contract is approximately EUR 40 million.
This project was awarded by port owner and operator Flinders Ports.
According to the contract obligations the shipping channel will be widen to 170 meters from the current 130 meters, and extend the turning basin to accommodate the larger and more efficient Post Panamax container ships which are increasingly dominating global containerized cargo transport. The expanded channel will also accommodate larger cruise ships to support a stronger tourism industry.