Jumbo rig bound for Singapore

5 April 2002 22:01 - Royal BAM Group nv

Ballast Ham Dredging will be shipping the biggest vertical drainage rig in the world to a project in Singapore later this year. The jumbo rig can sink vertical drains to a depth of sixty metres. The equipment will be put through its paces on a construction site in the Netherlands during the next few months.

The rig has been built for the Pulau Tekong project in Singapore. This island is being extended for residential development by means of land reclamation. Ballast Ham Dredging is part of the joint venture awarded the contract to install 30,000,000 metres of vertical drains. The contract value is more than sixty million euros, half of which is for Ballast Ham Dredging. The new rig, with a cost of €1.3 million, will be deployed on the Pulau Tekong project for at least a year, commencing in November.