North Sea Port is building an 800 m-long quay at Quarleshaven in East Vlissingen, the Netherlands.
The construction works will enable Bulk Terminal Zeeland to expand its operations, extending its quay from 250 m to 440 m. It will replace the old quay that is being demolished.
This, according to North Sea Port, will provide more space for the transhipment of dry bulk such as wood pellets, gypsum, raw materials for the steel industry, organic agricultural products and boulders for reinforcing offshore wind turbines.
As a result of the works, Shipyard Reimerswaal’s quay will also be extended. North Sea Ports added that there will be enough space between Bulk Terminal Zeeland and Shipyard Reimerswaal for a new company to use.
Various types of seagoing vessels will be able to moor at the quay, for example project cargo vessels, heavy lift vessels, bulk carriers, fruit carriers and tankers with a draught of up to 12.5 m, as well as inland vessels. There is potential to increase the water depth by 2 m at a later date. The quay will be reinforced and made suitable for loads of up to 5 tonnes per square metre.
“Part of the quay will be made accessible and prepared for potential customers who want to establish operations at Quarleskade,” said Daan Schalck, ceo of North Sea Port. “This represents an efficient use of our port infrastructure.”
Construction will start in late March 2022 and is expected to be completed before the end of 2024. After that, the quay on the south side of Quarleshaven will be measure 1,200 m long in total.