Mammoet Belgium, the Belgian division of Netherlands-based international heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet, has opened a new facility in the Port of Antwerp. Mammoet said it was a strategic decision to place the facility on the harbour with its load-in/load-out facilities. From here Mammoet said it will provide localised support to the region’s growing petrochemical and industrial sector.
As well as the new facility, Mammoet Belgium has invested in new equipment and staff
According to Mammoet, the port is home to the largest integrated oil and chemical cluster in Europe and the area has recently secured the biggest investment in the European chemical industry in the past two decades, with plans for a three billion euro propane dehydrogenisation (PDH) plant and an ethane cracker unit to be built. In addition to the new dockside location, Mammoet has invested heavily in new equipment and staff to ensure they are well equipped to service customers in this growing sector.
Mammoet said that with the new facility its customers will benefit from an increase in on-site resources, including a fleet of new cranes ranging from 40 to 500 tonnes, tower cranes and SPMT, followed by an expansion of the Antwerp workforce. Mammoet believes the new location, combined with its investments in equipment and staff, will considerably reduce mobilisation time and associated costs leading to a more efficient and streamlined service.
“We believe strongly in our capacity to grow in the Antwerp region,” said Paul Van Vuren, managing director for Mammoet Belgium. “It is our strategy to continuously build on our offering to our clients and deliver efficient and cost-effective solutions. We aim to achieve this in Antwerp by investing in people and resources to maximise the potential of our new dockside location.”
The new facility is located at Kaai 730, Antwerpsebaan 57, 2040 Antwerp. The site is adjacent to the large deep-water Liberty-dock (Bevrijdingsdok) and includes onsite available storage facility.