Protection through Climate Adaptation by Boskalis

For more than a century, Boskalis has been active in providing protection against the forces of nature.


Today, they help protect populations and the natural environment from the consequences of climate change, such as rising sea levels and extreme weather conditions through the coastal defense and riverbank protection activities.

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A selection of projects currently under execution include the following:

  • Early 2022 Boskalis was awarded the contract to protect a part of the eroded coastline of Togo and Benin in Western Africa. The coastal protection project is part of the West African Coastal Areas Management (WACA) program.
  • In the Netherlands, the multi-year project to reinforce the Markermeer dikes north of Amsterdam is in full swing. The Markermeer dikes are part of the Zuyder Sea dikes that have protected the hinterland for centuries from the former Zuyder Sea and now from the Markermeer lake.

The dike reinforcement in this area is necessary because more than 30 kilometers of the dikes no longer meet the standards for water safety, while nearly 1.2 million people live in the hinterland.

The project is part of the national flood protection program and is being executed in an innovative alliance contract.