Categories: EuropePublished On: 30.11.2023320 words1.7 min read

Van Oord joint venture has been awarded dredging project at Port of Burgas

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 30 November 2023 

Cosmos Van Oord, a joint venture of Cosmos Shipping and Van Oord, has been awarded a dredging
project at Port of Burgas, the biggest port in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian Port
Authorities have chosen the joint venture for the combination of local maritime
knowhow and the strength of a global marine contractor. By working on this
project, Van Oord is contributing to the overall improvement of this pivotal
marine infrastructure point in the Black Sea.

The project is part of the construction of a new deepwater berth at terminal Burgas
West in the Port of Burgas. This will establish a dedicated port zone for container
handling and storage, and introduce ecofriendly methods for efficiently transferring
cargo between ships and railways in both directions.

Van Oord’s scope of work contains the dredging of the port area to the required
depth of 15.5 metres. In total, approximately 1.5 million cubic metres of clay will be
dredged with a backhoe dredger. The works are expected to be completed in 2024.

The new berth will be built to accommodate the latest generation of container vessels
with a draft of up to 14.5 metres and internal volume of up to 80,000 gross registered
tonnes. This will enable the port to expand its operations amidst a growing demand
by the cargo shipping industry in Southeast Europe.

About Royal Van Oord

Royal Van Oord is a Dutch familyowned company with more than 150 years of experience as
an international marine contractor. The focus is on dredging, infrastructure and offshore
energy. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs 5,800 staff (fte), who worked in
2022 on 191 projects in 42 countries. The fleet consists of about 60 vessels and a large
amount of specialpurpose and auxiliary equipment. Marine ingenuity is characteristic of Van
Oord. By using innovative, smart and sustainable solutions, it aims to contribute to a better
world for future generations.

More information:

Please contact Floor van der Velde, External Communications Advisor, T: +31 650170870,
E: [email protected]