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Dutch Dredging is to sign a ten-year deal five ports in New Zealand

Dutch Dredging is to sign a ten-year deal to carry out maintenance work for five New Zealand port authorities.

The contract will be signed in Auckland this week, Wednesday, 9 November, in the presence of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and the Dutch and New Zealand ministers of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp and Steven Joyce.

This long-term deal covers the ports of Napier, Taranaki, Timaru, Lyttelton and Tauranga.

It is significant that a tender for the maintenance contract was issued jointly by these competing ports, so that a dredger could be permanently stationed in New Zealand over this period.

Dutch Dredging is to deploy one of its trailing suction hopper dredgers ‘Albatros’ for the task.

Read the articel on the website of Port Taranaki  for more information about this contract and a photo of Port Taranaki chairman John Auld who joins the other representatives from New Zealand port companies and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands for the signing of the joint dredging contract with Dutch Dredging.