Sustainable Work Method Hanze Line

It is a continuous challenge in the Netherlands: how can travel times between the various parts of the country be reduced even more? The Hanze Line, commissioned in late 2012, was a new step forward. This brand new railway track between the cities of Lelystad and Zwolle instantly and significantly shortened the travel times between northern and northeastern Netherlands and the Randstad in the central-west Netherlands.

Martens en Van Oord contributed to the construction of the Hanze Line by profiling the sand beds, the railway bed and positioning the sleepers. The sustainable way in which this was carried out was singled out for praise.

Steel Highway
The most notable example of our innovative working methods is the ‘steel highway’, a row of large steel plates (12 x 3.5 meters) used by trucks to deliver construction materials and dispose of waste materials. It is a method we often use, as this ‘highway’ greatly reduces fuel usage and maintains the quality of the railway bed which has already been constructed, and is so resourceful and unique that Martens en Van Oord even owns a patent to it.

Flexible and Involved
Customer HanzaRailTeam described Martens en Van Oord as a ‘great team to work with’. According to the customer, we delivered quality with a sustainable work method. Furthermore, we were described as being flexible, cooperative and involved. “You can feel that they have a great mentality, powered by the joint vision of: we are going to do this and do it together”, the customer reflected afterwards: pretty much the best possible recommendation a company could receive.






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