Per Aarsleff A/S builds docks and cruise ship jetty in St. Maarten.
Per Aarsleff A/S and the Dutch company, Ballast Nedam, have entered into a contract with the Port Authorities in the Port of St. Maarten for the construction of new docks, valued at 46 million EUR.
St. Maarten is a Caribbean island with an increasing number of visiting cruise ships. This expansion will increase the port's capacity from four to six ships per day, and allow the port to receive some of the world's very largest cruise ships.
The cruise ship jetty's planned date of completion was in December of 2008, with the completion of the terminal area and container quays expected four months later, in April of 2009. Due to extensive damage to the unfinished facility during Hurricane Omar, which struck St. Maarten on the 16th of October, 2008, the deadline for the cruise ship jetty has been extended and the jetty is now expected to be delivered in April of 2009, with the additional facilities being completed in accordance with the original program.
Aarsleff has formerly worked with Ballast Nedam, on the bridge across Storebælt between Funen and Zealand and on the execution of marine works for the construction of the bridge across Øresund between Denmark and Sweden. Per Aarsleff has for many years employed RIB/Docia as a management tool in their many exciting projects - the project in the Caribbean is also being successfully managed digitally.