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New HES Hartel Tank Terminal will offer shore power

The new HES Hartel Tank Terminal in the Port of Rotterdam will offer inland vessels the option of using shore power. Installing shore power at the terminal is in line with the ambition of the surrounding municipality and HES itself to make use of innovative and sustainable solutions. All 9 berths for inland vessels will be supplied with shore power.

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The work on the state of the art tank terminal takes shape

We are working hard on our new state of the art tank terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. These great new pictures perfectly show how our terminal takes shape.

HES Hartel Tank Terminal taking shape!

HES Hartel Tank Terminal taking shape! Throughout the past two years important steps in developing our brand new tank terminal in the Port of Rotterdam have been made. This is the result of everyone responsibly following the related (#Covid-19) protocols in combination with a great commitment to get the job done. Together with a consortium of contractors we look forward to further developing our terminal in the safest way.

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First aluminium dome roof under construction.45 more to go!

Subsea pipelines for new HES Hartel Tank Terminal handed over by Visser & Smit Hanab

Rotterdam – 16 April 2020. Today, Visser & Smit Hanab, a 100% subsidiary of VolkerWessels, officially handed over the subsea pipelines to HES Hartel Tank Terminal, a project of HES International B.V.. These underground pipelines connect the HES Hartel Tank Terminal with the nearby refinery of energy major BP. The completion of this part of the project represents another step forward in the development of the state of the art 1.3 million cbm liquid bulk storage terminal.

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22 van de in totaal 54 tanks in aanbouw

22 van de in totaal 54 tanks zijn op dit moment in aanbouw en aan de resterende tankfundaties wordt de laatste hand gelegd. Ook is men druk bezig met het plaatsen van de ondergrondse bluswaterleidingen en dat is niet alles wat er ondergronds gebeurt! De pijplijnverbinding naar de naastgelegen raffinaderij wordt ook al binnenkort opgeleverd. Daarnaast zijn de afgelopen drie maanden de benodigde 40.000 m2 aan damwanden geplaatst en staan ze in de startblokken voor de werkzaamheden mbt de piping. Een mooi staaltje teamwork!

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2020 here we come!

Throughout 2019, important steps in developing our brand new tank terminal have been made. Together with a consortium of contractors we look forward to further developing our terminal in the safest way. Around ten companies, from engineering companies to suppliers of building materials, will construct one of the most modern and safe liquid bulk storage terminals in the Netherlands. The new tank terminal will be the first terminal in the Netherlands that will be built according to the latest PGS 29 regulations for tank storage, meaning that the terminal will meet very high safety and environmental standards.

Construction HES Hartel Tank Terminal in full swing

In recent months significant progress has been made in the development of the 1.3 Million cbm HES Hartel Tank Terminal, a project of HES International. Construction works for building the tanks and the related piping are in full swing and Port of Rotterdam Authority has completed works on the maritime facilities. These facilities have been handed over to HES today, an important milestone for the project! Read more.

Construction works in full swing

Construction works on the 54 tanks are in full swing, the pipeline connection to the nearby refinery is nearly finished, and last but not least Port of Rotterdam will complete works on the maritime facilities at the end of 2019. These works consist of a 1,200 metre long deep-sea quay wall, a 1,000 metre-long quay wall for inland barges, together with a 350 metre long jetty.

4 boorstrengen met lengte van bijna 1km gebundeld

Vier individuele 16” boorstrengen met een lengte van ca. 970m1 zijn gebundeld tot één streng. Op 4 oktober is deze leidingbundel ingetrokken middels een HDD. Een precies karwei wat door onze vakmensen in uitdagende weersomstandigheden uitgevoerd is. Voordat deze boring ingetrokken werd zijn reeds twee boringen gerealiseerd, de HDPE315 en de stalen 24” leiding zijn ingetrokken onder het Hartelkanaal.

A big compliment to all working on our construction site!

Together with our construction partners Visser & Smit Hanab, IvensCegelec Fire Solutions and Ballast Nedam Industriebouw B.V. we have achieved 100,000 hours working without a lost time injury. The hours accumulated demonstrates the continued commitment of all to QEHS onsite. Sometimes it can be a challenging environment, like the past few days with a  temperature above 30 degrees.
A well-deserved ice cream is a small sign of gratitude to all!