Water's edge development and land reclamation

Coastal areas are prime development locations, having high economic value with their ease of access to ocean navigation and related industries and providing appealing areas for residential property, recreation and tourism. This has led to high pressure on development of our coasts and land reclamation provides a perfect solution for further expansion toward the sea.
Waters edge development and land reclamation
Royal HaskoningDHV has developed an unrivalled worldwide track-record in delivering bespoke, innovative and sustainable land reclamation solutions for energy islands, ports, airports, industrial zones, urban expansion and even completely new cities.

We provide services from master planning, site investigation, hydrodynamic and water quality modelling, concept to detailed design and construction management. We not only design “traditional” above water reclamations but dependent on client needs and environmental conditions we provide solutions for polder development and floating island solutions.

Land reclamation is a capital-intensive investment and projects need long term operational safety. Our services utilise a wide array of innovations to assure this, including parametric and automated 3D design, 4D cost and planning and data driven construction management developing project data suitable for digital twins with improved asset management opportunities.

Balancing the impact on the natural environment is a key priority for Royal HaskoningDHV. We optimise designs to minimize use of natural resources, promote ‘Building with Nature’ concepts and integrate environmental measures into our projects. Our projects address 'water threats' (i.e. sea level rise, flooding, salt intrusion) and seize 'water opportunities' (i.e. re-use of water, multi-use infrastructure, adaptive design, development of dynamic salt-brackish nature).
Through this we work together with our client partners to develop safe and sustainable coastal environments with the highest spatial values possible.
Amy Savage - Principal consultant / Business development manager


Principal consultant / Business development manager