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.
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:
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,