In 2000, this location in the Vlissingen-Oost port area (nr 8620) was especially set up for activities that would normally, without special facilities, be detrimental to the environment. These concern the following activities:
1. Storage, handling and treatment of:
- Clean and contaminated soil
- Building materials
2. Stripping of:
- Offshore installations
- Constructions and building structures
3. Provision of facilities and support in case of calamities (land and water)
4. Assembly of large constructions and services for the maritime sector
5. Storage of materials, goods and equipment
6. Facilitating, from the quay side, of duly registered and authorised companies in their performance of the following port-related activities:
- Cleaning of ships, both inside and out.
- Board-to-board transhipment of liquids.
- Marpol Annex 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and all types of ships’ waste.
- Carrying out emergency repairs to ships (calamities).
- Activities as a result of calamities.
- Storage and transhipment activities on the quay or the pontoon.
Minimising environmental burdening
In order to minimise environmental tax and burdening of the environment, the environmental terminal has the following facilities:
- Liquid-proof flooring covering over 25 thousand square metres, suitable for heavy equipment
- A closed sewerage system with a buffer tank of one thousand cubic metres
- A stationary and a mobile spraying system to control dust
- A quay measuring 180 metres, bordering a sea port with a draught of 7.5 metres at Low Low Water Spring. There are no bridges or other obstructions between our quay and the open sea
- The quay is suitable for heavy loads and load in / load out of heavy objects
- The quay is suitable for ocean-going vessels, coasters and inland barges
- Weighbridge (70 tons)
- Fully screened off with secure fending and concrete elements measuring 2.5 metres in height and two sliding gates measuring 18 metres and barriers to the access road. The fencing meets ISPS guidelines
- Compliant with occupational health and safety guidelines
- Available hoisting capacity: 600-ton and 500-ton crawler cranes
Because of the diversity of activities, their project approach, and the changing needs from the market, the terminal needs to be operated in a flexible way. That is why environmental permits allow for a certain amount of flexibility. The Environmental Terminal has all the necessary permits according to the Pollution of Surface Waters Act (WVO) and the Environmental Protection Act (WM).
To name but a few of the projects we successfully carried out for our many clients:
- Storage and handling of many thousands of tons of
- bulk and raw materials
- building materials and construction and demolition waste
- contaminated soil
- biomass (wood, oils and fats)
- Wreck removal: 38 objects, including two ocean-going vessels
- Removal of ammunition
- Project “De Ruijter”, the depositing of 25 thousand tons of ballast material in pontoon
- jacket and platform Meetpost Noordwijk – formerly REM island
- dozens of inland vessels
- dredging engines