Papendrecht, 24 February 2016
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announces that the Hollands Noorderkwartier district water board has awarded the contract to reinforce the Wadden Sea dike on the Dutch island of Texel to "Combinatie Tessel", a consortium consisting of Boskalis and KWS, a VolkerWessels company. The contract carries a value of EUR 70 million, of which Boskalis' share is EUR 50 million.
Large parts of the Wadden Sea dike on Texel currently do not meet legal safety requirements. The flood defences need to be reinforced to meet these requirements in the future.
The project involves the design and construction of the reinforcement of 14 kilometres of Wadden Sea dike and the construction of a number of new structures, including three pumping stations. The operations will be carried out from 2016 to 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Martijn L.D. Schuttevâer
T +31 78 6969310
This is an English translation of the Dutch press release. In the event of any disparity between the Dutch original and this translation, the Dutch text will prevail.
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