UMC 2023 FIELD TRIP
Friday, October 6, 2023
From 9:00am to 5:00pm
Departure and Arrival from The Inntel Hotel at Rotterdam Centre
Bus, Ferry, Boxed Lunch and Water are included in the price (€109 / $115).
Port of Rotterdam with Maasvlakte 2 + Royal IHC Yard
+ Wildmills at Kinderdijk
In the morning, we will board a vessel to sail through the Port of Rotterdam.
After passing the storm surge barrier (Maeslandkering) we will reach Maasvlakte 2, which is the extension of the port that was constructed by Boskalis and Van Oord, completed in 2013. During the tour, the quide will give you historical background on the port, water management and land reclamation in this area.
After lunch, we will hop on a bus to the IHC yard in Kinderdijk to have a tour at their construction facilities. Following we will visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the windmills at Kinderdijk to see a historical piece of Dutch water management. Around 17:00, you will be returned to the Inntel hotel.
Port of Rotterdam with Maasvlakte 2
Maasvlakte 2 is the name for the expansion project of the port of Rotterdam, which is located to the west of the (first) Maasvlakte. With this new area of 2,000 hectares built in the sea, the port became 20% larger. Construction started on September 1 , 2008 after years of planning, discussions and protests. On 22 May 2013, Maasvlakte 2 was officially put into use. Maasvlakte 2 is mainly intended to facilitate chemical and container transhipment companies.
Royal IHC Yard
Royal IHC - A leading producer of vessels, equipment and full-services for the dredging, offshore, mining and defense industries.
Wildmills at Kinderdijk
The Kinderdijk windmills are a group of 19 monumental windmills in the Alblasserwaard polder, in the province of South Holland, Built in 1738 and 1740, to keep water out of the polder, it is the largest concentration of old windmills in the Netherlands. They have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, and as such are officially named as the Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout.