TYPSA teams up with Arcadis at Europe’s largest seaport


Leading consultancy firms join forces to help deliver major port redevelopment in the Netherlands.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has selected Arcadis-TYPSA as a partner for the design and support for the tender for the redevelopment of quay wall structures in the Europahaven.

The project is part of the development of a new container terminal by Hutchison Ports, Terminal Investment Limited (TiL, part of MSC) and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. It involves adapting the existing quay wall, with a length of 2.6km and developing a new quay wall approximately 450 metres long. Arcadis and TYPSA are working together on the assignment.

To accommodate future large container ships along the new terminal, the quay walls need to be deepened and adjusted. To do this, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has opted for the technique of prefabricated caissons that are sunk into position next to the existing quay wall construction.

Arcadis, TYPSA and the Port of Rotterdam Authority will be working together on further developing the design and preparing the tender for launch in the coming period.

Egbert van der Wal, port development director of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, said: “We are very pleased that two parties such as Arcadis and TYPSA have agreed to commit themselves to this project. We can make good use of all the knowledge that is available for this mega project.”

Commenting on the project, Miriam Ruiz, executive director for Europe at TYPSA, said: “It is a great opportunity to be part of the developing of the most important port in Europe. We are excited to bring our knowledge and learn also from our partners and clients.”