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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


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.


Sepetiba Bay, Brazil

Brazil has a wealth of iron ore reserves that can benefit the country’s economy and stimulate growth. To exploit these reserves German steel-maker ThyssenKrupp Steel and Brazilian mining company Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) teamed up to construct a steel factory on the northern shore of Sepetiba Bay, an area of great natural beauty near Rio de Janeiro.