Rotterdam - Changes at Maasvlakte

2nd December 2010, 13:22
I subscribe to the NASA pic feed, this turned up this morning :

May be of interest as it shows the changes at Maasvlakte since July 2006

When I was there in the 1970's, the only terminal was the iron ore one, the rest was all sand dunes ......

2nd December 2010, 15:59
Amazing photographs Andy.
Thanks for pointing them out. (Applause)

John Cassels
2nd December 2010, 16:11
Yea , that's where out tax euros go !!!!.

2nd December 2010, 17:01
Andysk, I did four trips to the Botlek in 1968, at that time they were starting Dredging Operation's to extend, do you or anybody else on the site remember a complete ship (pre War Short sea trader size) covered in seaweed "parked" on the bank? There were lifting Camel's working the area and I presumed it was a wreck sunk during the War and had been lifted before dredging/reclamation started.

2nd December 2010, 17:13
Great photos Andy, but the new bit isn't as big as it was planned in 1974 when I saw the model at the Tidal laboratory in Delft. They were designing the Port of Rotterdam extensions way back then, with a scale model of the river and North Sea running with scaled tides and sand granules, (yes I know that's very fine, I don't know how they scaled it). It was an interesting visit, I was there because the company I was working for, had delivered valves for the Flow Laboratory.