The terminal also serves as a handling location for high-end bulk goods and building materials. Martens en Van Oord shares the handling location with OBM (Overslagbedrijf Moerdijk), a 50% subsidiary of the company. The location in Moerdijk is perfectly accessible for both inland and maritime ships and is also located right next to a highway and a railway. The combination of this location at the juncture of water, rail and road facilities offers great logistical flexibility.
The concept for the Sand Factory was Initiated during two projects carried out by Martens en Van Oord in the Meuse River. While deepening that river between the towns of Gennep and Grave and another segment between Venlo and Arcen, seven million tonnes of sand and gravel were excavated. And of course, we would not be who we are if a useful purpose for that material was not found. That purpose resulted in the new Sand Factory.
High Quality Product
Using the aggregates classification plant, Martens en Van Oord is able to deliver products perfectly tailored to the customer’s specifications. Sand and gravel are separated at the beginning of the process, after which they are sorted into four partial fractions: between 0 and 2 millimeters for sand, and between 2 and 32 millimeters for gravel. These semi-finished materials can be mixed to a very high-quality product after which they are returned to the delivery chain.
Disciplines used in the realisation
of this project