The Port of Rotterdam is planning to create a new port site of up to 70 hectares using the hydraulic filling technique on Maasvlakte 2 in the Prinses Alexiahaven.
The Port of Rotterdam is creating the space for an offshore centre for wind energy at sea, decommissioning and the oil and gas market.
The Port Authority expects the first companies to move in within two years.
“The creation of wind farms at sea is a huge growth market. This requires a specialized port area for the installation and maintenance of the farms, which we would like to provide. This is consistent with our efforts to be the offshore hub of Europe and play a leading role in the energy transition,” said Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port Authority.
The Port Authority will make a start as soon as possible on reclaiming the first 30 hectares and installing a heavy load deep sea quay, initially of 600 meters, with the necessary infrastructure.
The plan is that the first businesses will become operational on Offshore Center Maasvlakte 2 (OCMV2) in the course of 2019.
The Center could potentially be extended by a further 40 hectares and 1,000 meters of quay wall, the Port Authority said.