EUROGATE Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven: ready for the future
In just ten months the big day will be here. On 5 August 2012, Germany’s first and only deepwater port will officially be opened. Here we give you an overview of what’s currently happening at the terminal: the quay – over 1,700 metres in length – is ready to moor the world’s biggest container carriers; bollards and fenders are also already in place. The crane beam trolleys – which will later support the container cranes – are close to completion. And that’s not all: a good third of the area to be paved is also ready. Prior to laying the asphalt surface, as much as 46 million cubic metres of sand was filled in. The foundations for the repair shop buildings have been laid; construction work on the shell is underway. Work on the project is not only progressing rapidly in Wilhelmshaven; several thousand kilometres away in China, the world’s largest container cranes are being built, eight of them are ready for shipping to the new quay in just a few weeks’ time on a journey that will take around 75 days.