Major milestone reached at new Princess Amaliahaven
The Port of Rotterdam has reached another great milestone on the largest construction project currently taking place in the port—the development of the new quay walls in the Princess Amaliahaven.
Last month, the 43rd section of the deep sea quay wall has been completed, which means more than half of all sections have been poured.
In total 80 sections will be built: 44 sections to construct an approximately 1,000-meter long quay wall on the APMT side and 36 sections for the approximately 800-meter long quay wall on the RWG side.
Altogether, 1,825 metres of deep-sea quay, 160 metres of inland waterway quay and 360 metres of earth-retaining structure will be built on both sides of the port that stretches approximately 2.5 kilometres.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority awarded the project to the construction consortium of HOCHTIEF, Ballast Nedam and Van Oord, after going through a European tendering procedure. The work started in spring 2021 and will take about 3 years to complete.
As one of the consortium partners, Van Oord is taking care of the dredging and earthmoving work within the project. This includes dredging the quays to a depth of more than 20 metres below New Amsterdam Water Level (NAP).