Rotterdam harbour expansion

The Authority of Europe’s biggest container port has commissioned HOCHTIEF – together with Ballast Nedam and Van Oord – to extend the quay facilities of ‘Princess Amalia Harbour’ by around 2.4 kilometres.


The project, with a total volume of almost EUR 170 million, also includes dredging work and a pile-foundation craneway roughly 1.8 kilometres long for container cranes. The HOCHTIEF share in the total contract volume amounts to roughly EUR 70 million. The construction work is scheduled to begin in March and should be completed by mid 2024.

With the further expansion of the harbour basin ‘Princess Amalia Harbour’, which was built in 2015, Europe’s biggest container port is responding to the growing goods traffic. This will increase the harbour’s annual handling capacity by four million standard containers. The world’s biggest container ships can be loaded and unloaded at the new quay facilities.