PHOTO of the Texel beach nourishment works
Earlier this year, Rijkswaterstaat and Boskalis started work on the Texel beach nourishment project in the Netherlands.
According to Rijkswaterstaat, maintenance of the Texel coastline kicked off in early September and will continue until the spring of 2023.
For this project, Boskalis will dredge and pump a total of 2.5 million m3 of sand onto the beach. The sand is being dredged from an offshore borrow area in the North Sea, located 10 to 12 km from the Texel coast.
In this way the contractor is replenishing the sand that waves, wind and currents have carried away from the coast.
In the autumn of 2022, Boskalis applied sand to the beach at Texel-Noord, between posts 25 and 30. In the spring of 2023, the dredgers will return to replenish the beach at Texel-Midden between posts 22 and 14.