Boskalis Environmental has its own dedicated laboratory that undertakes research activities such as sampling, geotechnical and environmental surveys and physical analysis.

Laboratory, Papendrecht

This is an added value for the client. The surveys carried out by our laboratory enhance the quality of our results, during both the preparation and execution of projects. For example, in soil-washing projects, the lab conducts washing tests to calculate the separation efficiency of the washing process. In land reclamation projects the lab uses the Cone Penetration Test (CPT) to check the bearing capacity of the soil and so determine whether it is suitable for the construction of infrastructure.

On international projects, our clients can take advantage of our ability to establish an onsite laboratory. This enables us to get fast results, for example, when environmental evaluations are urgent. These mobile labs can be used to conduct a wide variety of physical analyses, such as determining liquid and plastic limits, grain-size distribution and density.

The Boskalis Environmental laboratory also maintains good contacts with external laboratories and research bureaus for conducting soil surveys and a wide range of complex analyses, ensuring that we are able to provide support for every possible project by a Boskalis company.