Excavating, dredging and civil works – the Bahamas

MPS supported van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors with supplying a versatile modular pontoon solution for a project in the Bahamas. 

The multipurpose pontoon is equipped with hydraulic spud legs to stabilize the pontoon and heavy duty Roll On Roll Off ramps to ease access of an excavator and dumper trucks.

It is involved in the Sandy Bottom Project on Nassau, New Providence, which it is carrying out for the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF). The RBDF has acquired a fleet of new patrol vessels and our customer is giving their naval bases a rigorous upgrade to prepare them for the new craft. The work is spread out over three sites that are up to 700 km apart. Most of the work is taking place in Coral Harbour, on the island of New Providence. The project scope includes excavating the harbour basins, dredging the access channels, constructing the breakwaters and civil works.

About MPS

Modular Pontoon Systems is the exclusive manufacturer of MPS container pontoons but as well sectional workboats and jack-ups. All MPS’s equipment is available for purchase or rental.

MPS container pontoons and other equipment are used in many industries such as dredging, civil construction including oil & gas.

MPS modular pontoons are Bureau Veritas certified for use on inland waters up to coastal areas. Its modular design, international transport standards and easy assembly allow applications in remote areas all over the world.

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About van Oord

Van Oord was established in the mid-19th century. It grew over time by acquiring leading dredging and marine engineering firms. As a family-owned company, Van Oord focuses on future generations and long-term business relationships. We feel at home in every country and make a visible contribution to the world. Van Oord nv is a public limited company with its registered office in the Netherlands.