Port expansion Maasvlakte 2
Maasvlakte 2 concerns the expansion of Rotterdam’s port area west of the existing land reclamation the (first) Maasvlakte. This new 2,000-hectare land reclamation adds 20% to Rotterdam’s port area and brings the total to 12,000 hectares. The construction phase started in 2008 after years of planning, debating and protests. Maasvlakte 2 will facilitate mainly the chemical industry and container terminals. BAM was responsible for the construction of quay walls, roads and rail connections.