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Sustainability at Boskalis goes beyond managing our business and projects in a responsible manner. We seek to leverage our ability to influence and innovate, to create added social, environmental and economic value where we can. These cases illustrate our approach in action.

Overview Sustainability Cases

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Hydrogen-powered dredging in Rotterdam

During 2023, Boskalis carried out a successful pilot project that demonstrated the ability of one of its vessels to run on hydrogen and conduct dredging activities completely emission-free. The Medusa 2 – a converted excavator pontoon.

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The Philippines - local fisherfolk receive seafarer training

As a key part of our Manila International Airport Project in the Philippines we have delivered several programs focused on local capacity-building and skills development that provide people from nearby communities with a steppingstone to future career opportunities.


More than a contractor in the Maldives

Clients no longer turn to Boskalis only for the execution of complex maritime and infrastructure projects. Increasingly, the company is asked to play an important role on the financing side as well. One such example is the Gulhifalhu Phase 2 project in the Maldives where Boskalis has supported its client with the financing process and in meeting international standards on environmental and social management.


Seagrass restoration in the solent

Boskalis Westminster in the UK is working with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) to undertake a seagrass restoration project within the Solent – a stretch of sea that separates the Isle of Wight from the southern coast of the mainland.

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Boskalis ecologist driving nature conservation

De Wieden – the largest lowland marsh in Northwestern Europe – is a nature conservation project in the Dutch province of Overijssel that falls under the Natuurbouw banner. Several plant and animal species within this nature reserve are under pressure due to the loss or deterioration of the local habitat.

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North sea biodiversity gets a boost

As a member of the BOOST (Better Oyster Outplacing & Seeding Techniques) consortium, Boskalis is participating in the development of a new method to establish large-scale oyster reefs as nature enhancements for offshore projects.