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The final closure of the sea defenses of Maasvlakte 2 has taken place today. Queen Beatrix gave the sign for the closure of the seawall of Maasvlakte 2.

At the end of 2008, the Port of Rotterdam Authority commenced construction of Maasvlakte 2, the land reclamation project in the North Sea for the development of the port of Rotterdam. Boskalis is one of the two main contractors working since 2008. The construction of the new port area is on schedule, and the first container terminals will be operational in 2014. This project changes the map of the Netherlands. The port of Rotterdam increases by 20%, the Netherlands becomes 2,000 hectares larger, and the coastline moved 3.5 km further in the sea.

View here the complete project description of the Maasvlakte 2.

 

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