Research and development is essential to Boskalis. We continuously invest in the development of new methods and cutting-edge technology to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and environmental sustainability of our dredging, offshore energy and salvage activities. Through R&D we also aim to achieve greater cost efficiency and precision throughout our operations, by for example, enhancing training programs, project design and engineering, using advanced simulators and virtual reality technology. Our R&D activities also contribute to providing accurate estimation models for tender processes, and developing technology to enter new markets such as offshore mining.
We have a dedicated research team, in-house test facilities, and we also collaborate with peer group companies, universities and knowledge institutes. We are involved with various doctoral research and graduation projects at the Delft University of Technology in particular, and are also engaged in a research program at the Stichting Speurwerk Baggertechniek (Foundation for Dredging Technology Research) in the Netherlands.