Maas / Meuse Plain (Maasvlakte)
Thanks to some sandy ground reclaimed from the North Sea (about 1200 hectares), the port of Rotterdam was able to carry out essential expansion. A tanker terminal has been built here on the 8th Petroleumhaven. There are numerous additional installations: a container terminal, a power station, a maintenance company and facilities for the storage and loading and unloading of minerals. A new lighthouse has replaced the one at Hoek van Holland.