After more than 15 years of governmental talks, the construction of the Second Maasvlakte (MV2) finally got underway in September 2008. This major land reclamation project stemmed from an impending shortage of space in the Port of Rotterdam. To keep pace with growing world trade, the Port of Rotterdam needs to expand by another 2,000 ha. The project will cost a total of 3 billion euro.
MV2 is a high profile and unique project. Witteveen+Bos has already been involved for a considerable time in the creation of Europe’s most sustainable port. We are acting as an hydraulic engineering and geotechnical consultant for PUMA, an alliance of Boskalis and Van Oord, and Witteveen+Bos has also advised the Port of Rotterdam Authority on port planning. In the port logistics field, we are supporting the Maasvlakte 2 Project Organisation (PMV2) in studying infrastructural solutions for MV2’s complex accessibility.