new mooring posts
meter quay expansion
Adapting the pile-driving method
Ballast Nedam has gained considerable experience from similar projects conducted in St. Martin and Suriname. That came in handy when our engineer discovered that a previously conducted soil analysis was not accurate. Thankfully, we were able to utilise and apply another pile-driving method without delay.
Extra capacity at high speed
Due to a change in design, the project faced some problems with the schedule. In fact, the first pile was only driven on 1 June 2017, at a time when tourists could already book cruises for December 2017. In close consultation with the authorities, we accelerated the process, expanded our capacity, and worked around the clock, since we were both aware of the importance of the island's tourist sector. We were able to offer this kind of flexibility because we work with an experienced team of our own employees and with our own equipment.
Roy van Eijsden has over 20 years of experience and joined Ballast Nedam in 2019. He has a project driven background with 'on the ground' experience on 6 continents. His intrinsic motivation stems from a desire for continuous personal growth and business development.