Project description

The A1/A6 project is one of the five sub-projects for Rijkswaterstaat that are included in the upgrading of the road network linking Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, and Almere (SAA). The total length of the SAA link is 40 kilometers. Boskalis, together with partners, is responsible for the section from the Diemen intersection to Almere, a distance of approximately 23 kilometers.

For applying the sand layers for road widening, with a volume of 40,000 m3 per day, Boskalis uses, among other things, the 10x4 pushers. Sand is supplied over the water and four unloading places have been set up, which makes it possible to drive short routes. The logistics are complex and supply and work are closely linked.

Prior to purchasing these vehicles, Boskalis had a one-year test on the Grensmaas Project in the South of the Netherlands. John Prins: “The Volvo FMX 10x4 pusher turned out to be a perfect and safe solution for this work. It combines a large load capacity and good driving characteristics on a poor surface. Because the center of gravity is low, the trucks are equipped with a powerful pusher (front cylinder), unloading can be carried out safely. It is also important that the unloading of the load takes only 30 seconds and that you can immediately drive off after unloading. The pusher blade is drawn back while driving. This saves a lot of time. Finally, we thought it was important that the Euro 6 standard be met. We consider care for the environment to be very important, which is why we are constantly investing in new equipment".

“The collaboration with BAS Mining Trucks is going well. BAS really thinks along with you in a total concept. From the truck to the superstructure to repair in the form of a service contract."
John Prins, General Manager at Boskalis Earthmoving and Mining

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