Hall Contracting has been engaged by the contracted builder JBB to undertake the dredging component of Phase 1. In June of this year the Cutter Suction Dredge ‘Eastern Aurora’ commenced dredging approximately 3 million m3 of sand which is being brought to the dredge site by sand carrier barges. ‘Eastern Aurora’ is Hall Contracting’s largest dredge and along with ‘Groote Eylandt’ workboat in order to pump the heavy material a distance of between 2100m and 2600m ashore. A combination of Hall Contracting staff and locally sourced labour and sub-contractors are being used to deliver the works.
Covering a total of 3,425 acres, the 4 man-made island Forest City project will be reclaimed in four phases: Island 1, 979 acres; Island 2, 1896 acres; Island 3, 405 acres; and Island 4, 145 acres. The $150 billion project is being developed in a joint venture by Chinese developer Country Garden and a Malaysian company.