The Port of Rotterdam has signed a deal with construction company Boskalis for the development of around 40 hectares of a new property in Prinses Alexiahaven’s northwest quarter.
The site is scheduled for completion at the end of this year.
Besides constructing the site, Boskalis is also building two sand dams. Sand that is released during the deepening of port basins will be deposited and repurposed to create new land.
According to the port authority, the ongoing energy transition has led to an increased demand for sites in the port area. Consequently, the authority has initiated the construction process at APM Terminals (APMT) Maasvlakte II.
The HBV consortium (HOCHTIEF, Ballast Nedam and Van Oord) will soon start deepening the Prinses Amaliahaven.
The good sand released will reportedly be used in the Prinses Alexiahaven to build new sites, for which sand dams will also be constructed.
Dredged-up material that is not suitable for the construction of new sites will be shipped to sea. On the way back, the dredgers will bring sand in.
By reusing sand and preventing dredgers from sailing empty, the port authority plans to reduce the environmental cost for the construction of new sites.
Approximately 45 hectares of land will be developed this way in the southeast corner of Alexiahaven during this year and 2024.