Social consequencesTogether with the New Waterway Storm Surge Barrier and a limited dyke-stengthening program, the Europort Barrier completes the Delta Project, thus protecting South Holland against high water.
Opening the Beer Dam greatly improves the economic and strategic position of the Port of Rotterdam. The Maasvlakte docks can be reached more easily and safely. A number of companies in the Europort, however, will suffer disadvantages from the opening of the Beer Dam.
The Europort Barrier and Open Beer Dam are examples of projects serving a collective interest, with adverse consequences for a limited number of businesses.