Rotterdam: Construction of Maasvlakte 2 enters new phase

Port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands says construction of Maasvlakte 2 project is proceeding well. This month, the 120 millionth m3 of sand was sprayed onto the site, which means that half of all the sand needed for the first phase of Maasvlakte 2 up to 2013 has been reclaimed and the project is therefore well on schedule.

The construction of the first quay wall began in February and the contractors’ consortium, called PUMA, has started building the hard sea defences along the northwest side of the new land. Over the last few months, a peninsula stretching approximately 3km was reclaimed here. Now, a unique crane, the ‘Blockbuster’, is currently under construction, which will be used to position large concrete blocks as part of the sea defences.

Source: OT Africa Line’s Schedule & Weekly West African News Bulletin – Week 21
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