The Netherlands: Maasvlakte 2 Seawall Visible from Air

Maasvlakte 2 Seawall Visible from Air

A month after Queen Beatrix gave the starting signal for the conclusion of the Maasvlakte 2 seawall, it is clearly visible from the air that the protection of the newest part of The Netherlands against the sea is ready.

From late October, both road and rail on Maasvlakte 2 will go into use.

Seawall

On the northern side, alongside the navigation channel to the port, 3.5 km of hard seawall was built. The construction is unique in the Netherlands due to the stony dune in combination with a block dam for which almost 20,000 concrete blocks from the seawall of the existing Maasvlakte were reused.

On the south side, a soft seawall of 7.5 km was built, made up of beach with dunes of 14 metres high. The dune has been planted along its entire length with marram grass. The beach on the south side has been widened by 100 metres so that beachgoers can enjoy a lovely wide beach at high tide as well.

Dredging Today Staff, August 16, 2012; Image: maasvlakte2

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