Gröninger Cleaning Systems has completed the company’s largest ever project since its start up in 1947. With the commissioning of NTC tank cleaning in Rotterdam Botlek, the Schiedam-based company has put a tank cleaning plant into operation that meets the highest standards in the area of technical improvement, innovation, safety, ergonomics, environmental friendliness and cleaning capacity.
NTC Tankcontainer Services B.V. performs various technical services for tank container operators and leasing companies. The company has a strong international reputation and works from locations in Rotterdam and Moerdijk in the Netherlands. In the Botlek depot, repair and cleaning now go hand in hand.
In 2011 the company moved all its repair activities to the Botlek industrial park to enable further expansion. In addition, plans were developed to start their own tank cleaning at this new location. Gröninger was involved in the project from the start, in close co-operation with construction company De Vries & Verburg and other subcontractors.
The operation is led by Michel Bosch: “In the Netherlands, we are coping with an economic recession, while the transport in tank containers is growing worldwide. More and more basic chemicals are produced in the BRIC countries and the Middle East. This development gives us the motivation for this long-term investment. Next to the cleaning of tank ISO containers, we also have possibilities for road transport, both for food and chemicals. There are a lot of opportunities with this form of transport as well.”
The new installation offers eight cleaning bays for tank containers, two food cleaning bays, four chemical cleaning bays (including two bays with 200 bar cleaning), a large number of steam heating points, external cleaning bays and latex cleaning.