Port of Rotterdam builds new radar tower

Port of RotterdamThe Port of Rotterdam Authority has built a new radar tower. The tower has a height of 70ms and will take over the radar cover from radar station 2.

This is coinciding with its tallest lighthouse, with a height of 67m, being demolished at the end of its architectural life. A reason for the tower being built is that radar coverage is decreasing due to obstacles, such as cranes, are being built.

In addition to a radar system, the radar tower will also house VHF radio equipment for communication with shipping. In addition, the radar tower will take care of data communication with Lichteiland Goeree, about 30km southwest of Hoek van Holland.

The appearance of the radar tower fits in with the policy of the Port Authority to keep the port and industrial area attractive so that people also stay in the port area. Extra attention has been paid to the design of the radar tower, which itself is fully recyclable. The weather-resistant steel tower is designed to be slim and light.

Next year, the design will be further developed and all parts will be prefabricated on the site of main contractor Hollandia Infra.

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