As of this week the Spirit is operating on the Marker Wadden project for Boskalis. Activities consist of performing crew tendering and hydrographic survey using multibeam.
The Marker Wadden are natural islands that will be developed in the Markermeer lake in the years to come. They will provide to a major boost for the ecological quality of the Markermeer lake. The natural shores of the islands will give fish more opportunities to spawn and feed. As a result, large numbers of birds such as terns and waders will return to the area because there will be more food for them. The construction of the Marker Wadden will transform the map of the Netherlands.
Boskalis has been awarded the first phase of the Marker Wadden development in the Netherlands. The project includes the construction of an island with underwater landscaping.