Willem Buytewechstraat 45 3024BK, Rotterdam
+31 (0)10 22 10 381 info@bluepelican.eu
Dredging and Marine works consultancy

MV2 – Rotterdam Port Expansion

The MV2 – Rotterdam Port Expansion project consists of a 2.9 billion euro expansion, resulting in an extra 1000 ha terminal area to the Port of Rotterdam. In total a sea defence of 12 km is erected, 250 Mm3 sand is dredged and reclaimed, 10 km of quaywall (to -20 m) is built. This nearshore area is a particularly sensitive natural habitat (both marine and terrestrial life). For this reason design, planning and execution of the works was done with utmost care.

After a thorough preparation by the project team (2004-2008) the first phase was successfully tendered as a D&C contract. The Contractor will deliver the contract on time and within budget in May 2013. The second phase is gradually developed afterwards.

Detailed Description of Actual Services Provided by Blue Pelican Associates:

  • provide dredging technology input for EIA
  • provide specifications for reclamation activities
  • design and manage soil investigation program
  • responsible for all cost estimates of the 2.9 billion euro investment program related to the 1000 ha container port expansion
  • advise on working methods and construction planning
  • advise in technical/commercial negotiations with Contractor
  • set-up of maintenance program
  • set-up and implement the environmental monitoring program
  • liaison with authorities on sand extraction and environmental effects


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