25. maggio 2009
Ground broken for new logistics centre
Gondrand ATEGE is building a new logistics centre in Nordenham. An official groundbreaking ceremony on 18 May 2009 marked the beginning of construction work on the new facility.
The new 6,000 square metre logistics centre will open in October 2009 after a construction period lasting ten months. Near to the coast on the Weser estuary, the building site has already thrown up some extraordinary challenges.
Soundings were made to a depth of 10 metres to ensure that no unexploded Second World War bombs remained on the site. With the presence of loadbearing strata some 18 metres below ground level, the site first had to be secured using 23-metre-long concrete and steel piles before above-ground construction could begin. A total of 369 such piles will eventually support a building volume of around 70,000 cubic metres. Gondrand ATEGE is a long-term logistics partner of the market-leading Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke (north German offshore cable company, NSW), for whom it organizes procurement and distribution logistics as well as materials management. It is thus no accident that the new logistics centre is within easy reach of NSW's considerably expanded manufacturing facilities.
Dr Valentin Jug, Chairman of the Management Board of NSW, on the planned building process: "Offshore energy has a great future because it is so environmentally friendly. At NSW we are investing millions to ensure that we meet the requirements to provide offshore cables not only for wind farms, but also for offshore oil and gas facilities and for connections to various islands." "It is always our goal to grow together with a customer, but the close cooperation that we have with NSW is something quite special. The coordinated and interdependent building procedures are helping us to optimize what was already a close partnership even further. This will help us both to improve and to become even more successful," explains Norbert Raab, Managing Director of Gondrand ATEGE.
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