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Deepening of Nieuwe Waterweg and Botlek complete

  • calendar

    9 October 2019

  • location

    Rotterdam, Netherlands



The Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority [have] celebrated the completion of the deepening of the Nieuwe Waterweg and Botlek. One of the busiest waterways in the Netherlands has been deepened by a metre and a half across a distance of 25 kilometres…

…The largest sea-going vessels with a depth of 15 metres can now also easily access Rotterdam port’s Botlek area…

…The total joint investment amounted to around €70 million. The dredging activities were carried out while Europe’s busiest port remained open for business. Over 15,000 sea-going vessels navigate the Nieuwe Waterweg every year.

(For information about operations in Rotterdam contact GAC Netherlands at agency.netherlands@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from Port of Rotterdam press release at https://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/news-and-press-releases/deepening-of-nieuwe-waterweg-and-botlek-complete  

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