Maasvlakte 2 is a 2.9-billion Euro expansion in the Port of Rotterdam, resulting 1,000 ha of port and industrial area dedicated for container terminal development, distribution facilities and chemical and offshore (wind energy) industries. PCR prepared the masterplan for the staged flexible development, on an area reclaimed from the sea and is directly connected to the existing Rotterdam port area. A challenge in the design process was the creation of sufficient flexibility in the design and a phased innovative development to cope with market uncertainties and strict environmental boundary conditions in Europe.
PCR has been involved in several projects for the development ot Maasvlakte 2, which included studies, investigations and modelling related to basic infrastructure, logistic concepts, hinterland connections by rail, road and IWT, concessions for terminal operators, park of wind mills on the outer contour of the new port area, etc. Some relevant assignments are described below.