Boskalis jaarverslagen 2011

Market developments

Boskalis concentrates on markets which show structural growth in the longer term. We consider the growing demand for energy and growth in global trade as the two most important drivers for growth, particularly in the energy and ports markets. A global market study commissioned by Boskalis showed these trends continuing, despite the temporary stagnation caused by the economic uncertainty in Europe and the United States. In the emerging countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China the demand for maritime infrastructure remains strong. The projected growth in world population continues to boost demand for our land reclamation and infra activities. The same applies to climate change, which is forcing governments on several continents to take steps to protect their populations against rising sea levels and flooding. We see the demand for integrated solutions for complete maritime infrastructures growing, with attention to sustainable solutions taking an ever more prominent place on the agenda.

Added to My report add to My report Source: Annual review 2011, Boskalis at a glance, page 12