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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


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).


Cradle-to-cradle solutions in the supply chain

Boskalis wants its supply chain to be increasingly sustainable. To make our procurement processes even more sustainable, we have been working ever more closely with our suppliers in recent years. The collaboration with our supplier Vosta LMG (Vosta) for re-using pickpoints is a fine example.


Vilufushi, Maldives

The 2004 tsunami left a trail of destruction throughout southeast Asia. One of the areas affected by the natural disaster was the Maldives, a group of 1,190 small coral islands. On the island of Vilufushi homes and infrastructure were destroyed and all the residents had to be evacuated.


3D printed reefs

Boskalis will create and install six artificial reef modules at the Larvotto reserve in Monaco in 2016, as part of a 3D reef pilot project with Prince Albert II of Monaco’s foundation and the Monaco Larvotto Reserve. The reefs, consisting of sand, will be constructed using a 3D printer. They will be used to improve the ecology and the quality of the seawater at the reserve. 


Malaria prevention with NGO

Our Nigerian subsidiary, Nigeria Westminster Dredging and Marine Limited in collaboration with NGO, Family Care Association (FCA), executed a Malaria Control and Prevention Project under the umbrella of the Nigeria Malaria Control and Prevention Programme. The programme which took place in Ilaje LGA, Ondo state was managed by a team of FCA medical professionals, volunteers and project coordinators and reached out to the riverine communities of Igbokoda, Ugbonlo, Aiyetoro and Ilowo. Malaria is something the communities face on a daily basis.