On Maasvlakte 2, two identical Battery Exchange Stations (BES) and an X-Ray building have been realised for the new Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) container terminal.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are employed at the container terminal to transport the containers around the terminal. These unmanned AGVs are electrically operated. To ensure that these AGVs are powered and remain operational, they are charged in the Battery Exchange Stations (BES) buildings. We were responsible for the construction of the BES buildings. In the BES buildings, the batteries for the AGVs are charged and exchanged fully automatically (approximately 600 tonnes of battery storage per BES).
The prefab elements of the facade and interior walls are manufactured in our own workshops.
In addition, we have built the X-Ray container-scanning facility for the Customs authority. The AGVs will automatically drive through this area and the contents of the containers they are carrying will be scanned by means of X-rays for the presence of drugs and other prohibited substances.
RWG is an international consortium consisting of the terminal operator DP World and four global shipping companies: APL, MOL, HMM and CMA CGM. The container terminal from Rotterdam World Gateway B.V. (RWG) on Maasvlakte 2 ensures the most efficient storage and transshipment of containers from all over the world to consumers and industries in Europe.