Papendrecht, 14 September 2015
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded the first phase of the Marker Wadden development in The Netherlands by the Department of Public Works (Rijkswaterstaat). The project scope includes the construction of an island with underwater landscaping. The contract carries a value of EUR 33 million and work will commence early 2016.
The initiative for a group of islands (Marker Wadden) has come from the Dutch National Trust (Natuurmonumenten) in cooperation with Rijkswaterstaat. The Marker Wadden will be developed in phases over the coming years and is aimed at restoring the ecosystem in the Markermeer/IJmeer to allow nature to flourish.
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Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors. The company provides creative and innovative all-round solutions to infrastructural challenges in the maritime, coastal and delta regions of the world with services including the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection. In addition, Boskalis offers a wide variety of marine services and contracting for the offshore energy sector including subsea, heavy transport, lifting and installation (through Boskalis, Dockwise and Fairmount) and towage and salvage (through SMIT). Furthermore, Boskalis has a number of strategic partnerships in harbor towage and terminal services (Keppel Smit Towage, SAAM SMIT Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of 1,000 units Boskalis operates in around 75 countries across six continents. Excluding its share in partnerships, Boskalis has approximately 8,500 employees.
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