Storage bays

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Storage bays
Harbour, Storage and transhipment

Transhipment point with storage boxes

In order to cope with the strong increase in traffic as well as the growing demand for storage space, the French Mulhouse-Rhin Port has been expanded with a new transhipment point of 18,000 m2. This sizeable project of flexible storage bays was achieved using Legioblock.

Both the height and size of the storage bays can be adjusted

In 2010 the Port decided to completely renovate the transhipment point for bulk goods on Ile Napoléon. The existing storage spaces consisted of deeply anchored I-girders with impregnated bulkheads. As a result of a new supply of products such as clay, wood, iron ore and bark, there was an urgent need to expand. They started looking for a solution that was better attuned to the qualitative and quantitative fluctuations in supply. The new transhipment point needed to be implemented in stages. For this reason they chose the Legioblock construction system: a flexible solution which allows the adjustment of the height and size of the storage spaces at any given time.

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“For Legioblock, flexibility is not only just a feature of their products, it is at the core of what they do, from management to construction.”

Patrick Cybulski, harbourmaster of Ile Napoléon and spokesman of the harbour company.

Thanks to the interlocking system Legioblocks can easily be stacked on top of each other. This allows you to quickly build any type of construction: storage bay, separation wall, fire-resistant or sound insulation, for temporary or long-term use. The Mulhouse project encompassed the construction of one of the largest storage spaces in France in recent years. But the large surface of 18,000 m² is not the only noticeable feature. The Port of Mulhouse-Rhin stores minerals with a very high density. So it was an absolute requirement that the loosely stacked blocks are stable enough to withstand the pressure of the stored minerals and the loading and unloading equipment used. This was achieved partly due to the special Legio Footblocks that have a contact surface twice the size to offer extra stability, which prevents problems during loading and unloading.

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