Dutch group to build gas terminal in Soyo, Angola

24 January 2007

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 Jan – Dutch group Royal Boskalis Westminster NV said it had won a 300 million-euro contract to build a liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal in the port of Soyo, Angola.

According to the company’s website, the contract involves the construction of a landfill area and dragging an access channel and will be carried out as part of a 50/50 joint venture with dragging company Jan de Nul, with work expected to be finished at the end of 2008.

The access channel will require the removal of 26 million metric tons of sediment, 5 million of which will be used to build a landfill area of 140 hectares, where the gas terminal is to be built.

Royal Boskalis Westminster NV is a group specialized in port and canal construction and maintenance, building landfills and coastal defense and operates in around 50 countries.

Soyo is a city located on the right bank of the Zaire river and has a large Atlantic port.

The region of the same name is Angola’s second-largest oil producer with around 700,000 barrels per day. (macauhub)