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.​