Project Description

  • Project name: Feasibility Study Container Terminal
  • Project location: Vlissingen, The Netherlands
  • Period: Jan 2008 – July 2009.

Description of the project

Set-up and project management of large, complex feasibility study / transformation plan, turning an existing break-bulk terminal in the Port of Vlissingen into a deep-sea container terminal. The scope and phasing of the project were developed in close co-operation with the existing terminal operator and its partner, an experienced container operator.

Based on a series of studies and financial analyses the optimal terminal infrastructure and lay-out were designed. This included a division of responsibilities and risks between parties involved. For Zeeland Seaports a tender plan was drawn up providing a logical breakdown of the project scope into the number and type of contracts to be tendered. This resulted in a separation of quay wall construction and dredging works in the tender procedure. Finally a long term concession agreement was drafted and negotiated ready for signing.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Project organisation (scope definition, division in sub-projects).
  • Ordering and steering of studies of nautical accessibility, terminal lay-out and operations, quay wall specs and design, permitting, financial business case for port authority.
  • Project planning and management, incl. interfaces with future terminal operator.
  • Management of all other project interfaces.
  • Market approach and strategy for tendering of terminal infrastructure.
  • Preparation of long term concession agreement, contract negotiations for Zeeland Seaports.