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MOU's executed for the development of the Port of Nickerie.

Updated: Jul 22, 2023

During the Suriname Energy, Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition 2023 (SEOGS), The Port Management Company of Suriname and Phoenix Development Company signed MOU's with Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors B.V., Combi Lift Projekt GMBH & CO.,

Van Aalst Group BV, and Safeway BV. for the development of the Port of Nickerie.

From left to right: Albert Jubithana, Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism, Andreas Talea, Managing Director, Havenbeheer Suriname, Marc Höhne, Senior Vice President, Combi Lift (Harren Group), Mart Marrink, Managing Director, Van Oord Panama, Walt Teter, CEO, Phoenix Development Company, ,Wijnand van Aalst, CEO, Van Aalst Group and Safeway.


The companies wish to record the progress made so far and will continue to identify, promote and implement green strategies and nature-based solutions for the development of the Port of Nickerie. The agreements include identifying partnerships for the construction of the port, nature compensation options, integration of green energy, sustainable transport systems, waste management and other environmentally friendly developments that contribute to the sustainable growth of the Port of Nickerie and Suriname.

Given the worldwide operations of Combi Lift (Harren Group), Van Oord, Safeway and Van Aalst Group, the companies will continue further talks to establishing bases at the Port of Nickerie in order to facilitate their activities in the region.


Signing ceremony on June 21, 2023. Picture: Albert Jubithana, Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism, Andreas Talea, Managing Director, Havenbeheer Suriname, Mart Marrink, Managing Director, Van Oord Panama, Walt Teter, CEO, Phoenix Development Company.

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