In order to achieve a reduced traffic volume along with and reduced CO2 emissions, a further locational advantage of the Gartroper Busch site will shortly take effect. The immediate proximity of the Wesel-Datteln canal enables the handling of the excavated clay and the transport of the landfill material via waterway.
To make use of this advantageous location, the construction of the port facility “Egbert Constantin“, at a distance of 300 meters north of the Eichenallee excavation site, is planned in close cooperation with the adjacent municipalities Hünxe and Schermbeck. This harbour will provide an important link between the Eichenallee site and Germany’s busiest ship canal. This waterway runs through the north of the Ruhr district and connects the Rhine at Wesel with the Dortmund-Ems canal at the Datteln waterway intersection.
Two loading points and quay berths for large inland cargo vessels create the ideal transport facilities for handling of clay and mineral bulk materials. One large inland cargo vessels can transport 50 truckloads of materials. Consequently, each single vessel means at least 50 trucks less driving through the municipalities Hünxe and Schermbeck into the Gartroper Busch. This provides sustainable environmental protection.
The port is solely and particularly designed and constructed as trans-shipment center for the clay extraction and backfill of Hermann Nottenkämper GmbH & Co. KG. This guarantees that only minimum space and fixed devices are required. Additionally a conveyor belt connecting the Eichenallee clay extraction and backfill area with the port is planned and simultaneously aimed at reducing further CO2 emissions.