Friday, April 16, 2010

Special mission on Europe's largest port construction site

...admittedly, this was some time ago, but it is still worth having a look at:

The dimensions are gigantic. In this huge project, 37000 tons of sheet piling steel are processed, 10000 tons of reinforcing steel are laid, 60000 cubic metres of concrete are processed and ten million cubic metres of sand are dredged. The construction of the sheet piling on the water side in the river Weser under full tidal influence is the most important and at the same time most complex stage of the entire project. Therefore, numerous cable dredgers from the Liebherr plant in Nenzing with special add-on units are used. In the years 2004 to 2008 bremenports constructed a further 1681 metres of riverside quay, Container-Terminal 4, out of the bare earth as it were. This gigantic project required a total of ten million cubic metres of sand to create a new working area for the terminal on a site of approx. 90 hectares, where four new berths were built for mega-container vessels.


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