Netherlands Harbour Works Company – dredging HK harbour / reclamation at Kai Tak 1927

IDJ: Possibly the earliest large scale dredging and reclamation contractor in HK was the above company.

Netherlands Harbour Works-Company-newsprint clip-June 1927

June 1927

HF: ‘…the road passes Macao Siac where the Netherlands Harbour Works Co has established its workshops in connection with the Port Works of Macao …” 1929 (1)

Problems for the company in Australia during WW2:

Netherlands Harbour Works - The Mercury, Hobart Oz, 30.8.1940

The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania 30th August 1940

There is also a contemporary Royal Netherlands Harbour Works based in Amsterdam. Are the two companies directly connected?

(1) In Macao: A handbook, Macau Publicity Office, Harbour Works Dept, 1929

See: Longevity in regional specialization: the Dutch dredging industry – both in the Netherlands and worldwide

Related Indhhk articles: Dutch Companies in China 1903-1941 – mention of Havenwerken,


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