Boskalis operates around the world and is a leading player in the fields of dredging, offshore energy and maritime services. In many of our markets we are a frontrunner thanks to our ability to deliver innovative all-round solutions combined with a comprehensive portfolio of specialist activities. The versatile vessels and maritime equipment we deploy with value-adding potential are the cornerstone of our business model. Systematic execution of the strategy, which is reviewed regularly in light of relevant market developments, is a key factor in our success.

Megatrends

Our strategy is elaborated in our three-year business plan. Following a thorough review of our markets and business lines, a new Corporate Business Plan was formulated early 2020 for the period 2020-2022. Based on three strategic pillars - Focus, Sustainable Growth and Human Excellence - this plan addresses current and anticipated developments in our global business environment. In monitoring and developing our corporate strategy we keep a clear eye on the long-term megatrends  that underpin the Boskalis business model, being population growth, growing world trade, increasing energy demand, climate change and the energy transition. A positive development is expected in these macro-trends. World trade, and demand for infrastructure, raw materials and energy in particular, is driven by the structural growth and increasing prosperity of the world's population, which is increasingly living in coastal areas. To address climate change adequately, huge investments in adaptive measures are needed. The increasing demand for maritime infrastructure is an important driver for the sustainable growth of the activities and it opens up opportunities to expand the company further.

We create, protect and advance

Strategic framework

The Boskalis strategy is a logical progression from our purpose and mission.

  • Purpose - We create and protect welfare and advance the energy transition.
  • Mission - We strive to be the leading dredging and marine contracting experts, creating new horizons for all our stakeholders.

In light of the market outlook the strategic course for the coming period is based on three strategic pillars: Focus, Sustainable Growth and Human Excellence.

Strategic pillars 2020-2022

Focus

Focus

We concentrate on activities that allow us to excel and to maintain or occupy a top position in our respective markets. For this purpose we combine our broad portfolio of activities in a unique way.

Sustainable Growth

Sustainable Growth

We see different ways to allow the company to grow further. This includes investing in a variety of differentiating assets as well as continuing to invest in sustainable coastal defense technologies to offer climate change resilient solutions. In addition, discussions are continuing with numerous parties in the search for solutions to the climate problem. To support the sustainable growth of the company, we aim to be climate-neutral by 2050.

Human Excellence

Human Excellence

More than ever, people will be the decisive factor and the key to our success. In addition to recruiting the right professionals extra initiatives are being taken to further improve internal mobility and to provide the best possible guidance and development for talent inside the company. In addition, we will continue to focus on renewing and optimizing the HR processes in the areas of performance management, talent and leadership development, knowledge sharing and employee engagement.

Strategy: interview with CEO Peter Berdowski

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