Time to stop and think
The work was well under way when the Rotterdam Port Authority expanded the scope of the contract. In close consultation, we stopped the work temporarily so we could think about the best way to tackle the additional mooring. In the end we decided to construct the second RoRo mooring first, which would be located further along the harbour. By initially creating this particular mooring, we are giving ourselves some extra space, which means less disruption for Stena Line when we are working on the first mooring.
During the work the landside and waterside operations at the terminal are continuing as normal. This proved to be a fairly complex challenge at first, but by constructing the additional mooring we are giving Stena Line access to another quay wall and are giving ourselves more space to work in. However, we can not keep out of each others way entirely. We are therefore coordinating with each other on a daily basis, also to guarantee the safety of the ferry operator's employees, who have to attach hawsers to bollards located on our building site.
Twan joined Ballast Nedam in 2019. He is experienced in the fields of concrete and hydraulic engineering and large-scale earthmoving. At Ballast Nedam Foundation & Excavation Solutions, Twan and his team have strong expertise in building solid foundations for every construction project. FES creates a strong starting point by supplying high-quality foundations at the start of the construction process.