About us

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global maritime services company operating in the dredging and inland infra, and offshore energy sectors. Through SMIT we are active in towage and salvage. We deliver innovative one-stop solutions to major maritime challenges.

Boskalis is active in projects in the energy and ports markets. Our main clients include oil companies, port operators, governments, shipping companies, international project developers, insurance companies and mining companies.

Boskalis has 8,500 employees, excluding our share in associated companies. We operate on behalf of our clients in over 75 countries across six continents. Our versatile fleet consists of 1,000 vessels and equipment.

Demand for maritime services is driven by a number of global trends:

  • growing energy consumption
  • growth in global trade
  • growth in world population
  • climate change

Boskalis has a wide range of high-quality services to deal with these trends, giving us excellent prospects for balanced growth.

The addition of SMIT Internationale at the beginning of 2010 expanded Boskalis' range of services. For nearly 170 years SMIT has been providing maritime services, including towage, salvage, transport and heavy lift. The company has earned an excellent reputation around the world.

Since 2011 we offer Terminal Services with the new Smit Lamnalco combination (50% share).

The acquisition in 2011 of civil constructor MNO Vervat complements our infra and earthmoving activities.

In November 2012 Boskalis announced its intended offer on Dockwise. In March 2013 the acquisition was completed. The combination of the two companies offers new strategic opportunities for accelerated growth of our offshore services for clients in the oil and gas sector.