Water conservation focus at Antwerp

Port of Antwerp Three rainwater tanks will be constructed at the MPET, Europa and Noordzee terminals
Industry Database

The Port of Antwerp is to save up to three million litres of water annually by installing underground storage tanks.

PSA Antwerp (PSAA), MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) and Antwerp Terminal Services (ATS) will invest €300,000 in the construction of three large tanks with a combined capacity of 240,000 litres to collect and store rainwater at the MPET, Europa and Noordzee terminals.

Rainwater only cleaning

Francis De Ruytter, general manager of ATS, said: “Currently, about 3 million litres of potable water are required every year to clean and maintain all the port equipment – mainly straddle carriers.

“When the new storage tanks are completed, we expect to be able to perform all cleanings using only collected rainwater.

“With this green project, our objective is to conserve a large amount of potable water, at the same time recycle rainwater and put in to good use.”

Purification treatment

Recycled water which has been used for the washing of equipment will sent away for purification, before being discharged back into the environment as clean water.

Construction of the storage tanks is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.

Mr De Ruytter added that the initiative is part of its continuing commitment towards environmental sustainability and a greener workplace.

LATEST PRESS RELEASE

SANY Boosting Business in Europe for Container Handling Equipment

SANY Europe have had a very busy 1st half of 2019. Several orders have been secured and machines hav... Read more

Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finlan

The Estonian terminal operator HHLA TK Estonia, a fully owned subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logi... Read more

See JCB’S new electric-powered Teletruk at IMHX 2019

On its stand at IMHX 2019 JCB will showcase models from the multi-award winning Teletruk range of te... Read more

Best quarter ever for Port of Antwerp

The total freight volume handled by Port of Antwerp was up 0.7% during the first six months compared... Read more

Yara takes Siwertell ship unloader to the world's furthest reaches

Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600... Read more

Eco Wave Power Solidifies its’ Projects Pipe-Line Prior to Its’ 18th of July IPO on Nasdaq First North

Eco Wave Power Solidifies its’ Projects Pipe-Line Prior to Its’ 18th of July IPO on Nasdaq First Nor... Read more

View all