Rotterdam to have new centre for project/offshore cargoNews // June 1, 2012
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group have announced that they intend to renovate and redesign the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven at Port of Rotterdam.
This will involve the renewal and expansion of the current Heavy Lift Centre for the storage and handling of heavy and bulky freight from the energy and offshore industry sector, project cargo.
The Port Authority is investing more than €15 million in the project. The work on the centre for heavy cargo has already started with the demolition of some dilapidated sheds, and will continue until the third quarter of 2014.
The Broekman Group hopes that the virtually new centre will meet the growing demand from the energy sector for storage and handling of heavy objects in well-equipped sheds with modern overhead cranes.
Covered assembly space will also soon be available which will give added value to the activities. The space for outside storage will be enlarged for the sizeable objects, for instance for the offshore sector. It will also have a more efficient layout, new heavy foundations and paving.
The ‘Heavy Lift Centre’ will have four modernised 'high halls' with a total of around 16,000m2 of space and overhead cranes with a lifting capacity of 75 to 700 tonnes, and outside space of around 26,000 m2. It will also have a 300m quay with a draught of 10.5m at which cargo of up to 1,800 tonnes can be handled.