Project Description

  • Project name: Masterplan industrial development Maasvlakte 2
  • Project location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Name of client: Rotterdam Port Authority
  • Project value: 250 million Euro

  • Period: Mar 2007 – Nov 2007

Description of the project

Maasvlakte 2 is a 2.9 billion euro expansion in the Port of Rotterdam, resulting in an extra 1000 ha terminal area of 1.000 hectares dedicated to container handling (600 hectares), distribution facilities (200 hectares) and chemical industry (200 hectares).

A SPC has been created for which a management methodology had to be adopted (Prince 2), the content of the project had to be defined, staff needed to be hired/managed and budgets needed to be prepared. The main challenges of the project was the management of the environment and the public opposition to the project. Communication with stakeholders has been a substantial part of the assignment as well as developing environmental methods and tools to meet the challenges.

A masterplan has been made for the staged flexible development up to the year 2035 of 1.000 hectares of port area. Based on the masterplan Maasvlakte 2 a strategic development plan for the industrial activities has been made.

Services provided by Port Consultants Rotterdam

  • Project management.
  • Strategic market analysis.
  • Scenario development.
  • Design of lay-out and utilities.
  • Cost estimates.
  • Cost-benefit analysis.