VIDEO: Creating new land in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has become a bit bigger with the construction of the Strandeiland in the IJmeer.

With an area of 135 hectares, the beach island becomes the largest island in IJburg.

Together with a partner, Boskalis recently realized the first phase-83 hectares-of this large-scale land acquisition.

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During project implementation, a CO2 emission reduction of as little as 28 % was achieved in addition to a significantly lower nitrogen emissions.

Various measures contributed to this achievement. These include the use of sustainable biofuels, the use of innovative equipment such as a hybrid bulldozer and generators, and additional efforts by the project team to minimize dry ground resistance emissions.

Photo: Boskalis