The Port of Rotterdam is reclaiming an area of land known as ‘Maasvlakte 2’, to increase the area of the port. A large part of the reclaimed land is dedicated to container terminal operations.
As part of the project, Royal HaskoningDHV was appointed to undertake a comprehensive technical due diligence study for the project. Subjects included master plan layout and operational concept, equipment, civil works, buildings, budget, planning, permits and contracts.
Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) signed a concession agreement in September 2007 with the Port of Rotterdam to design, build, maintain and operate a container terminal for a period of 25 years with a right of renewal for a further 25 years.
The RWG terminal covers 156 hectares (Phase 1 plus Phase 2) of the Maasvlakte 2 development, and is the first operational terminal at Maasvlakte 2. The ultimate terminal capacity will be approximately 4 million TEU/annum. It has a quay length of 1,900 m and draft of 19.5 m.
Financial Close for the project was achieved in June 2012, with Royal HaskoningDHV continuing as Lenders’ Technical Advisor during the construction and operational phases of the project.