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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


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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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.

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Rotterdam reef project: enhancing the "groene poort" program

The Boskalis Artificial Reefs Program (ARP) is a research program aimed at understanding and applying the ecological, hydraulic and economic benefits of artificial reefs. The program consists of three key pillars: knowledge development, network creation and detailed engineering. The ARP offers a unique platform to exchange concepts and develop fit-for-purpose designs for our clients.

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The energy transition: investigating alternative fuels

The development of the expertise and technology necessary for the international maritime industry to complete its energy transition relies on collaborations with our sector peers, knowledge institutions and other partners. Through this approach we are participants in several initiatives investigating the viability of alternative fuels – including methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen – as well as testing these fuels with leading maritime engine manufacturers.


Greater sustainability in the chain

The Meet the Buyer sessions held two years ago with 16 of our strategic suppliers have given rise to concrete chain initiatives in the area of cleaner fuels. Together with our suppliers we conduct constant research into the technical feasibility of using cleaner and more efficient fuels on our equipment. Boskalis makes targeted investments in this research and shares experiences with our clients to broaden the economic applicability.


Newbiggin Bay coastal protection scheme

Over the years a large part of the beach at Newbiggin, a small English seaside town with about 7,500 residents, had been washed away to the extent that the existing sea wall was in danger of collapsing. Moreover, two decades of economic decline caused by the loss of the once-thriving mining industry and the grain port had also taken their toll on the town. The government wanted to give the town a new lease of life (regenerate the town).