EBS takes new storage shed into service

Rotterdam, June 2017 – On 31 May, European Bulk Services (EBS) B.V., a 100% subsidiary of HES International B.V., has proudly taken its new Laurenshaven shed into use. The companies Cordeel, Tosec and TES constructed this multipurpose storage shed for EBS within a period of nine months, within the agreed deadline and timeline.

The concrete storage shed on the quay has a capacity of 60,000 m3 and is made up of six compartments of 10,000 m3. The shed is multifunctional and is therefore suitable for different dry bulk products. The hatches of the new shed are mobile and are operated remotely by the crane drivers. An advanced security system prevents the grab of the crane damaging the walls of the shed. The roof of the shed is fully insulated and prevents condensation from forming. A long-term contract has already been concluded for this shed.

EBS’s covered storage capacity now totals 525,000 m3. EBS is currently focusing on further expanding the Botlek site by building yet another new shed with a storage capacity of 126,000 m3. The preparations have commenced, and construction can start as soon as the building permit is received. Additionally, EBS plans to build a new storage shed at the Europoort site, with a capacity of 40,000 m3. With these new multipurpose sheds the existing storage capacity of 525,000 m3 will increase to 691,000 m3 supporting EBS’ position as a leading provider of covered storage for dry bulk products in the Port of Rotterdam.

For more information you can contact Mr Jan de Wit, managing director of European Bulk Services. Tel. +31 (0)181-258145. E-mail j.de.wit@ebsbulk.nl