In an era in which we increasingly experience the effects of climate change, sustainable initiatives are more important than ever. Helios is a good example of this. This Austrian project – unique in Europe – combines heat from solar energy and landfill gas with extensive storage capacity. A complex project which, among other things, required the construction of a major solar thermal energy installation with solar panels covering an area of 2,000 m2. The energy generated by the installation is transferred directly into the city heating network in Graz.
The mine complex in Beringen (Belgium) covers 100,000 m2, making it the largest industrial heritage site in Flanders. Under the name of be-MINE, 32 hectares will be redeveloped to create an area for residential homes, businesses, shops and leisure facilities. Two construction companies, Van Roey Groep and Democo, have set up a trade association called THV Mijnbouw specially for this ten-year project. Their rental partner is Boels Rental.
For the construction of a modern apartment complex in Valkenswaard, in the Dutch province of Brabant, boilers were needed, among other equipment, to dry the concrete and screed floors quickly and effectively. The complex consists of a total of 38 apartments. In six of these, the floors have already been dried with the help of three 22 kW mobile boilers. The contractor for the project, Bots Bouwgroep, knew which specialised party it could trust: its reliable partner, Boels Rental.
When making alterations to supermarkets, construction company Fried van de Laar uses the equipment supplied by its regular equipment rental partner: Boels Rental.
The new Noorderbrug section was connected to the existing bridge structure in Maastricht (the Netherlands) in August 2017. The contractor responsible for this project, Strukton Civiel Projecten B.V., used Boels Rental equipment to ensure that this impressive operation was completed in just two weeks.
During the night of Tuesday 30 May and the early hours of Wednesday 31 May 2017, the Westerscheldetunnel (the Netherlands) was completely closed to traffic to allow annual maintenance and renovation work. Time was an important factor: Westerscheldetunnel Maintenance only had six hours to get the job done. Challenging? Yes, but not unachievable. The equipment and logistic plan provided by Boels Rental made it possible to achieve the desired result before the deadline.
The project for refurbishing and renewing all the train station platforms at Venlo-Blerick (the Netherlands) had been won on a tight deadline and subject to strict conditions. So the customer, Knipscheer Rail-Infra B.V., needed a supplier of rental equipment that was capable of performing optimally under time pressure.