Dredging works were recently completed at the Nieuwe Waterweg and Botlek waterway at the Port of Rotterdam.
The waterway has been deepened by a metre and a half across a distance of 25 kilometres to give large sea-going vessels with depths of 15 metres access to the port’s Botlek area.
The total joint investment by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Dutch Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) amounted to around €70 million (US$77 million).
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