Albeton new concrete mixing plant – Amsterdam Westport

Top location for Albeton
Amsterdam Westpoort is close to the city, is easily accessible via Westrandweg, the Tweede Coentunnel and the inland waterways and has its own 200 metre key for unloading aggregate.

The new plant is one of the most modern and largest concrete mixing plants in the Netherlands with a storage bunker above it for eight different sorts of aggregate.
The automatic steel fibre dosing is remarkable. The steel fibre is emptied into a container, weighed, and gradually added in a measured dosage, by means of air and vibration, to the fluid concrete in one of the mixers, thereby guaranteeing a consistent quality.

The new plant has three mixers instead of two, and they are also bigger, quieter, and more economical.There are a lot of facilities on the terrain in order to work ‘Concretely Conscious’ [Beton Bewust] – the Dutch quality standard for the sustainable production of concrete. The rinsing and recycling installation, a ‘car wash’ and a combined tank and environmental street are just a few examples of these facilities. All waste concrete is used up in the production of concrete blocks. The plant has six silos at its disposal with nine compartments. Albeton can therefore be extensively varied in the mixes it can offer and the precise composition of those mixes. As well as the various compositions of concrete (from lightweight to self-compacting concrete), the plant also produces wet anhydrite cement.

The official opening of the new plant took place on 27th September.

The construction company M.J. de Nijs & Zonen b.v. and Rotonde built the new concrete mixing plant in a short period of time with Van Rossum as structural engineer.

Location Amsterdam Westpoort
Principal Albeton b.v.
Contractor Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs & Zonen b.v. and Rotonde International
Design start Autumn 2013
Completion August 2014
Function Van Rossum Main Structural Engineer