Papendrecht, 26 October 2020
In recent months Boskalis has installed more than 5,350 solar panels on the roof of its distribution center in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands. With these solar panels the company generates approximately 1.6 million kilowatt hours of green electricity each year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 560 households. The new distribution center became operational mid-2019 and provides global logistical support for the various Boskalis projects. The flat roof of over 16,000 square meters lends itself perfectly to this large number of solar panels. Boskalis realized this project in partnership with Zonnegilde and Triodos Bank Nederland.
Peter Berdowski, CEO of Boskalis, “With this large-scale generation of solar power we are taking an important step towards realizing our sustainability ambitions for our offices and distribution centers. This distribution center is CO2 negative by generating more electricity than it consumes and the total installed capacity makes Boskalis for 15% self-sufficient in the Netherlands. We have been using 100% green electricity at our Dutch locations for years, but with this investment in Vlaardingen we go one step further by becoming partly self-sufficient. Following in the footsteps of the distribution center in Vlaardingen, we have also started installing solar panels on our campus in Papendrecht and are investigating options for further upscaling. This will bring us a step closer to achieving our CO2-neutral objective.”
For further information relating to Boskalis’ sustainability strategy and our net-zero target, please refer to our Sustainability Report.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
T +31 786969310
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 core activities such as coastal defense, riverbank protection and land reclamation Boskalis is able to provide adaptive and mitigating solutions to combat the effects of climate change, such as extreme weather conditions and rising sea levels, as well as delivering solutions for the increasing need for space in coastal and delta regions across the world. The company facilitates the development of offshore energy infrastructure, including renewable wind energy. Boskalis is furthermore active in the construction and maintenance of ports, waterways, access channels and civil infrastructure, thus helping to facilitate trade flows and regional socio-economic development. In addition, Boskalis is a global marine salvage expert and has a number of strategic partnerships in harbor towage and terminal services (Keppel Smit Towage and Smit Lamnalco). With a versatile fleet of more than 700 vessels and floating equipment and 9,600 employees, including associates, Boskalis is creating new horizons around the world.
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