About us

With its roots in the Netherlands, Boskalis has over 100 years’ experience in hydraulic engineering, coastal protection and land reclamation. Our head office is located in Papendrecht and we have an extensive network of branches around the world. We operate in 75 countries and across six continents, with a versatile fleet of 1,000 vessels and floating equipment. Shares in the company have been listed on Euronext Amsterdam since 1971 and are included in the AEX-Index.

Our activities

Traditionally, dredging has been Boskalis’ core activity. Our services include the construction and maintenance of ports and waterways, land reclamation, coastal defense and riverbank protection.

Today we also offer a wide variety of maritime services and contracting to the offshore energy sector under the brands Boskalis, Dockwise, Fairmount and VBMS (50% owned by Boskalis). These include the development, construction, transport, installation, inspection, repair & maintenance (IRM) and decommissioning of oil and LNG import/export facilities, offshore platforms, pipelines and cables and offshore wind farms.

We provide towage services, emergency response and salvage through SMIT. Together with our strategic partners in harbor towage (Keppel Smit Towage in Asia, Saam Smit Towage in the Americas and the forthcoming joint venture KOTUG SMIT Towage in Northwest Europe) and terminal services (Smit Lamnalco), we cover more than 90 ports in 35 countries around the world.

Our clients

Our main clients are oil, gas and wind energy companies, port operators, governments, shipping companies, international project developers, mining companies and related EPC (sub)contractors and insurance companies.

Our experts

Boskalis has around 8,200 experts who are driven by a passion for their work and an entrepreneurial spirit. With key competences ranging from risk management and engineering to project management, we are able to build a team around the needs of our clients. Our experts understand that delivering a project on time and within budget demands professionalism, building trust and close cooperation. Staff training and development are major priorities at Boskalis. We offer a range of courses and training programs for starters and experienced professionals alike.

Our future

Demand for our services is driven by growing energy consumption, growth in global trade and a growing world population, as well as climate change.

We operate worldwide but concentrate on regions that have the highest growth expectations for the energy and ports markets. This spread gives us both a solid foundation and the flexibility to be able to secure a wide range of projects, as well as providing good prospects for balanced and sustained growth.