Today is the first day of a two-day economic mission to Ireland. The mission, led by Minister Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, was co-organised by NWP with the intention to strengthen the Irish-Dutch maritime connection.
The continued growth of the Irish ports of Dublin and Cork over the past 20 years was the reason for the trade delegation to want to showcase Dutch expertise on maritime infrastructure and port development and the country’s added value to Ireland’s growth ambitions. The mission coincided with the state visit of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima to Ireland on 12-14 June at the invitation of President Higgins. Six NWP members, BAM Infraconsult, Deltares, Royal Boskalis Westminster, Strukton, Van den Herik and Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors, are taking part in the mission.