This month (May 2023) the build of the new quaywall in Vlissingen has started. The new quay wall will be 800m long. The quay on the southside of the Quarlesport will extent to 1.200m when finished. This will allow more space for the transshipment of dry bulk such as wood pellets, gypsum, raw materials for the steel industry, organic agricultural products and bulk bricks for the reinforcement of offshore wind turbines.
The new quay also connects to the terminal of Shipyard Reimerswaal, which is acquiring an additional 40 meters with the new quay. As a result, the ship maintenance and repair company will have a total of 425 meters of quay at its disposal.
At the new quay, various types of ocean-going vessels such as project cargo vessels, lifting vessels, bulk carriers, fruit carriers and tankers with a draught of up to 12.5 meters as well as barges will be able to dock. The water depth can later be increased by two meters. The quay will be reinforced and made suitable for a quay load of 5 tons per square meter.
The combination of Werkendam hydraulic engineers Hakkers and De Klerk is responsible for the construction of the quay. Contruction will be completed by the end of 2024. Hakkers & de De Klerk contacted PVE Cranes to supply a Sennebogen 5500 crawler crane. This crane is used for unloading pipes and with a vibratory hammer.
Do you want more information on the involvement of PVE Cranes on this project and the crane used? Don’t hesitate to contact us!