A Dutch engineering and project management consulting firm has scored a tender by the Ministry of Transportation to examine the planning and economic viability of building an artificial island off the coast of Israel.
Royal HaskoningDHV will work with the Israel-based infrastructure planning company Aviv AMCG, a subsidiary of Matrix IT Ltd. to consider an island that would house an airport, a transportation ministry spokesman told the Hebrew business publication Calcalist.
The government approved in theory the idea of constructing two artificial islands off the country’s shores back in 2002. One island would be for a second international airport. The other would be for housing.