On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was in Rotterdam to officially close the Maasvlakte 2 seawall. According to the Dutch company, Van Oord (one company commissioned to oversee the project), back in 2008:
… the Port of Rotterdam Authority commenced construction of Maasvlakte 2, the land reclamation project in the North Sea for the development of the port of Rotterdam.
The port of Rotterdam [grew] 20%, the Netherlands [is now] 2,000 hectares larger, and the coastline is 3.5 km farther into the sea.
For more detailed information about project please visit Van Oord’s official website here. (in English)
Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.
- VIDEOS (on the right click where it says ‘Beatrix slit zeewering Tweede Maasvlakte’)
- Gallery One
Sources: Van Oord and RVD