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Battery Exchange Stations, RWG Rotterdam

Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam

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.

Charging stations

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.

Customs container-scanning building

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.

Rotterdam World Gateway

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.

Facts and figures

  • Site
    Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam
  • Status
  • Client
    Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG)
  • Contract
    Specification and drawings
  • Architect
    MAAR! Construction management
  • Consultants
    Konstructieburo Krabbendam Boerkoel bv/ Merosch BV
  • Main contractor
    Visser & Smit Bouw as a coordinating Main contractor
  • Project categories
    Other industrial projects