Coastal Defense Weak Spots, Zeeland

IMG Rebel analyzed the costs and benefits of strengthening weak spots in Zeeland’s coastal defenses.

The Challenge
In the Netherlands keeping the sea out is not only a matter of convenience, it’s an issue of survival. The Dutch national government initiated a “Weak Spot” program to implement projects that strengthen sea defenses along the Dutch coast. Provinces were asked to develop integrated proposals that would also include beneficial opportunities for recreation, nature, and economic development.

The Solution
The province of Zeeland, Netherlands, commissioned our team of consultants to carry out the economic cost-benefit analysis of strengthening weak spots in the coastal defense system. Based on third party analysis we conducted a detailed review of the most optimal economic solution alternatives.

The Results
The completed study has been used in negotiations between Zeeland and the Ministry of Public Works.