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Port of Rotterdam Contract Extension

October 2023

 idverde is delighted to confirm a maintenance contract extension, with a strong emphasis on sustainability, with the Port of Rotterdam Authority for maintenance of its green spaces.

idverde NL has been successfully working with the Port of Rotterdam since 2017, alongside Van Gelder who is responsible for the dry (road) infrastructure of the port. Both companies have now secured a four year extension as part of a €5 million per contract, per year extension, with a clear commitment to environmental targets, as well as safety.

The target is to achieve an emission-free maintenance contract via:

  • Emission-free maintenance of dry infrastructure in the port by 2025
  • Only working with emission-free suppliers in 2026
  • Ten percent more biodiversity by 2027

The Port of Rotterdam, managed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is responsible for the various port sites, quays and waterways in Rotterdam, as well as the infrastructure and facilities on all the thousands of hectares of land, 500km of road network, pipeline strips and various green areas. To be part of the team ensuring the sustainability of these areas is very important to idverde.

idverde NL’s CEO Marc Bolier said, “in a world where sustainability and ecological responsibility are becoming increasingly important, it is essential to join hands and find innovative solutions for a greener future. Such collaboration is exactly what our team and specialists at idverde NL have managed to achieve at the port. We are enormously proud of the efforts that have led to making an extension of the maintenance contract possible.”

Commenting on the work already achieved together, Boudewijn Siemons, CEO a.i. and COO of the Port Authority said, “the Port Authority is very satisfied with the maintenance in the port. That is why we are happy to extend the contracts with Van Gelder and idverde NL. We challenge our partners to perform this maintenance even more sustainably. We owe that to our customers and the people living in the vicinity of the port. Only by putting sustainability at the heart of our policy is an emission-free port feasible.”

The official signing ceremony took place on 11th October 2023.

R-L: Marc Bolier, idverde NL CEO, Boudewijn Siemons, COO Port Authority and Leendert Ripping Company Director Van Gelder celebrate the contract signing

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