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  • 17 February 2012

    The public works department has floated a tender that would allow a private contractor to remove sand from the Adyar river… (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, February 17, 2012

  • 13 February 2012

    The Hillsboro Beach ad hoc committee is hosting a symposium on beach renourishment issues at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Opal Towers East, 1149 Hillsboro Mile. “You’ve got to get the people to understand what’s going on,” said Rene Males, one of the meeting organizers. “Every time we’ve gone through renourishment it’s been a big fight.” […]

  • 13 January 2012

    Construction of the hard sea wall that is to protect the north side of Maasvlakte 2, proceeds steadily. The ‘wet’ activities underwater were completed in November. In the meantime the specially constructed land-based crane, the Blockbuster, continues to work briskly on the block dam that will reach the mainland in mid-February. The coastal expansion project […]

  • 2 January 2012

    Outside work on the railway started in December 2011. The trains should be running on the new railway of Maasvlakte 2 by the end of October 2012, when BAVO Spoor will deliver 12.3 km of double track behind the dunes of Maasvlakte 2. The large terminals on Maasvlakte 2 will soon be the start and […]

  • 12 December 2011

    The first lengths of rail will be laid on the new land of Maasvlakte 2 this week. The first trains should be running on the 12.3-km railway line in ten months’ time. But before it gets that far, all kinds of activities have to be completed and delivered. Everything comes together in the autumn of […]

  • 8 November 2011

    The site of what is now Rotterdam’s Yangtzehaven was inhabited by humans in the Middle Stone Age. At a depth of 20 metres, in the sea bed, unique underwater archaeological investigation found traces of bone, flint and charcoal from around 7000 BC. These finds are the very first scientific proof that humans lived at this […]

  • 7 October 2011

    A team of archaeological specialists is carrying out investigations in the Yangtzehaven. They hope to find traces of human habitation there from 12,000 years ago. The current Yangtzehaven will become the entrance for shipping to Maasvlakte 2. At the end of 2012, the Yangtzehaven will therefore be dug out and deepened to -20 NAP. The […]

  • 12 May 2011

    Three access points to the new recreational beach at Maasvlakte 2 will have steps designed by Jan Konings. The Rotterdam artist came up with the idea of a 9-metre wide set of steps that serves various functions and, due to its minimalist yet playful form, fits in well with the dunes. The design by Jan […]

  • 10 March 2011

      Until the end of April, the contractor will be busy planting four kilometres of dune with young marram grass. Most of this work will be done by hand. The grassroots will retain the sand of the new dunes, preventing erosion. The last two kilometres of dune, including the stretch of dunes near the Slufter, are expected to be planted in the autumn. Once this […]

  • 9 March 2011

      In 2011, all building phases will be executed  simultaneously. Activities are mounting.  By taking the necessary measures, the Port of Rotterdam Authority will prevent possible nuisance as a result of this work. Over the course of 2011, all building phases will be activated at the same time. Besides the depositing of sand and rock, work will get underway on the […]

  • 5 November 2010

    Since work started on the construction of Maasvlakte 2 two years ago, 170 million m3 of sand has been brought in. That is more than would be needed to fill the Rotterdam – Fyenoord soccer stadium to the brim 100 times. At the height of the ‘sand operations’, some ten trailing hopper suction dredgers were […]

  • 3 August 2010

    The borough officially has the beach it’s been waiting years for. The Army Corps of Engineers has turned over the beach to the borough after completing a nine-month beach-replenishment project. “We conducted a final walk-through and turned the project over to the borough on July 21,” said Stephen Rochette, spokesman for the Corps. “The contractor […]