By the Southern Canal Dock in the inner port of Zeebrugge, a ceremony at ICO was held on September 18th for the start of the construction of a new 1,071 meter quay wall, an extension of the existing Bastenaken quay. This quay wall is the final missing piece that will connect the Bastenaken quay with the reverse quay at the dock's end. When this project is finished, the largest dock in het port of Zeebrugge will be completed.
The port authority is working with BESIX for the realisation of this project.
Joachim Coens, gedelegeerd bestuurder MBZ:”As the largest automotive port in the world it is our responsibility as a port authority to support our port clients with the necessary infrastructure. When ICO Zeebrugge wished to expand its activities, we wanted to make sure we supplied the necessary infrastructure, both to service our port client and to safeguard our position as global leader in the handling of automotive cargo.
Marc Adriansens, Managing Director ICO: “We are delighted that the remaining quay wall will be constructed. ICO will have the necessary paving done as soon as possible so that we can offer our customers a state-of-the-art terminal with a total surface area of 200 hectares.”
Copyright photo: Christophe Vander Eecken