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Company profile

Boskalis creates new horizons for all its stakeholders. As a leading global dredging contractor and marine services provider we offer a unique combination of experts, vessels and services. Maintaining the highest safety and sustainability standards, we provide innovative and competitive all-round solutions to our clients in the offshore energy sector, ports, and coastal and delta regions of the world.

With its roots in the Netherlands, Boskalis has over 100 years’ experience in hydraulic engineering, coastal protection and land reclamation. Our head office is located in Papendrecht and we have an extensive network of branches around the world. We operate in 90 countries and across six continents, with a versatile fleet of more than 500 vessels and floating equipment. 

Our activities

Traditionally, dredging has been Boskalis’ core activity. Our services include the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection.

Today we also offer a wide variety of maritime services and contracting to the offshore energy sector. These include the development, construction, transport, installation, inspection, repair & maintenance (IRM) and decommissioning of oil and LNG import/export  facilities, offshore platforms, pipelines and cables and offshore wind farms.

We provide towage services, emergency response and salvage through SMIT. Together with our strategic partner in terminal services (Smit Lamnalco), we cover more than 27 ports in 36 countries around the world.

Our clients

Our main clients are governments, port and terminal operators, oil, gas and wind energy companies, mining companies and related EPC contractors and subcontractors, shipping companies, insurance companies and international project developers.

Our experts

Boskalis has more than 11,000 experts who are driven by a passion for their work and an entrepreneurial spirit. We understand that delivering a project safely, on time and within budget demands professionalism, building trust, teamwork and close cooperation. Boskalis is able to build a team around your needs with our global team of professionals from a wide range of disciplines. These include hydraulic, civil and marine engineering, ecology, morphology, geology, geophysics and marine biology. Combined with key competences ranging from project management, operations and risk management, we are focused on achieving the best result. Staff training and development are major priorities at Boskalis. We offer a range of courses and training programs for starters and experienced professionals alike.

Our future

Demand for our services is driven by growing energy consumption, growth in global trade and a growing world population, as well as climate change.

We operate worldwide but concentrate on regions that have the highest growth expectations for the energy and ports markets. This spread gives us both a solid foundation and the flexibility to be able to secure a wide range of projects, as well as providing good prospects for balanced and sustained growth.

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Our fleet



Our fleet includes trailing suction hopper dredgers, cutter suction dredgers, backhoes and floating grab cranes.


Offshore vessels

Boskalis operates one of the largest fleets of specialized offshore vessels in the world, from semi-submersible heavy transport, diving support and fallpipe vessels to oceangoing tugs.



Smit Lamnalco operates a combined fleet of over 150 vessels assisting ships in ports in the Asia-Pacific region and at offshore terminals at remote locations across the globe.

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For dredging and infrastructure related queries contact our Dredging department.


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Offshore Energy

For offshore energy related queries get in touch with our Offshore Energy department.


Our history

Over the past century, Boskalis has grown from a local Dutch dredging company, to a global market leader in the field of dredging, maritime and inland infrastructure, offshore energy, and towage and salvage.

From 1910 until now

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Organizational structure

An overview of Boskalis’ organizational structure including board of management, supervisory board, divisional structure and offices.


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Boskalis creates new horizons, executing an extensive range of dredging and marine projects in 90 countries and across six continents.

Building with Nature

Boskalis proactively developed Building with Nature to gain insight into the impact of hydraulic engineering projects on ecosystems.