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 (2004-2006) 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 will be developed in the coming decade.
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