Wednesday, 22 May 2013 - 08:31
2nd Maasvlakte Cheaper
The construction of the second Maasvlakte in Rotterdam has cost 150 million euro less than budgeted. On top of that, was the reserved amount of 200 million, for unforseen costs, not used. This was made public by the Rotterdam Harbor Authorities, during the official opening on Wednesday. The reduction of the planned costs are due to a cheaper seawall. The chosen type of dike consists of a layer of pebbles and boulders instead of a thick layer of basalt, stone and asphalt. By making this choice they not only saved on construction costs but also maintenance will be cheaper. The news is also advantageous for the government since the funding of the government can be paid back much earlier.