In 2009, Herbosch-Kiere constructed a 350-metre-long jetty at the ITC Rubis Terminal at the port of Antwerp. Following the decision to increase storage capacity, the additional 350 metres was added a number of years later. The jetty at the ITC Rubis Terminal enables gas and oil tankers to store their cargo.
First of all, Herbosch-Kiere drove in approximately 160 foundation piles 800 and 900 mm in diameter and with a maximum length of 45 metres to approximately 2.5 metres above the waterline. We also drove in mooring masts and docking station piles and piles for buffers, again with a maximum length of 45 metres and a maximum weight of up to 90 tons.
Herbosch-Kiere installed a series of prefab concrete bridges on the foundation piles. A pipe rack and hose tower were installed on top of these. The hose tower installation was carried out in two phases: the first involved a bottom section weighing 130 tons and the second, a top section weighing 60 tons. The hose tower is 22 metres long, 10 metres wide and 19 metres high. We also loaded prefabricated heads on the mooring masts and docking station piles and installed a number of additional connecting bridges between the platform and the mooring masts and docking station piles.