Dutch companies like Shell, Boskalis and Van Oord may face sanctions if they remain connected to the Nord Stream 2 project, according to Pete Hoekstra, the United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. If the companies are sanctioned, they could find it difficult to do business with the U.S., NOS reports.
On a shipyard in Poland, North Korean forced laborers are used to build ships, including many for Dutch companies, according to a study by Leiden University professor Remco Breuker. This involves the Partner Shipyard in Sczecin, Poland. 43 ships were built there in recent years, 38 of which were commissioned by Dutch ship builders, NOS and BNR report.
Funding has been rounded out and the construction of the new sea lock, to be the largest sea lock in the world, at the IJmuiden can begin. The project, including construction and maintenance, will cost about 500 million euros.
A mistake was made in the construction of the railroad bridge over the new Maximakanaal - the bridge is four centimeters (2 inches) too low.
A consortium around the Dutch dredging companies Boskalis and Van Oord has received the order to build a new Suez Canal in Egypt.