The company Goldbeck Solar, specialist in the construction of photovoltaic systems, starts the construction of the Smartlog Maasvlakte project. Located on the roofs of the DHG logistics company near Rotterdam, the project will cover nearly 210,000 m². In addition, it will have an installed capacity of 25 MWp and the company Sunrock will buy back the energy production.
Goldbeck Solar in charge of the construction
Goldbeck Solar, a specialist in solar equipment, is expanding its product portfolio in the Netherlands in the field of industrial roofing. It will build the Smartlog Maasvlakte project directly in the Rotterdam port area on the roofs of the DHG logistics complex.
The Dutch subsidiary of Goldbeck was responsible for the construction of the DHG buildings. Therefore, the company guaranteed ideal conditions for the solar power plant already in the initial planning phase.
In addition, there is a natural synergy between construction companies. This will allow for ideal installation and operation of the solar power plant over its lifetime.
Sunrock, a provider of smart energy solutions, will be the client of Smartlog Maasvlakte. It is a partner with which Goldbeck Solar has already worked on several occasions.
Smartlog Maasvlakte, a unique project
In the Netherlands, the space available for photovoltaic projects is more than limited. Thus, the use of roofs was one of the best solutions to occupy a maximum of surface. In this way, we seek to achieve the objectives of the energy transition as quickly as possible.
The construction of the solar installations of Smartlog Maasvlakte started at the end of May. Tobias Friedrich, CEO of Goldbeck Solar Netherlands describes the project as particularly exciting. He explains this not only by the size of the facility, but also by its unique location.
Tobias Friedrich adds that the logistics center is being built on a reclaimed promontory. The special climate of the North Sea also had to be taken into account. In fact, it has a lot of wind, sand and naturally salty air.
This particular climate puts a lot of pressure on the solar modules. However, this is not a real problem as the Dutch team has prepared well for this challenge. Thus, it should be possible to deliver the Smartlog Maasvlakte project before the end of this year.