This year, 14 new biobased polymer composite footbridges made by FiberCore will be installed in the port of Rotterdam, bringing the total to 22. “This project perfectly aligns with our sustainability ambitions. The realisation of the bridges demonstrates how as a Port Authority, we are investing in sustainable innovation in the region. Through such initiatives, we hope to stimulate other companies to follow suit,” says Port Authority project manager Matthijs Tromp.
The footbridges – which have a truss bridge design – consist of units made from fibreglass and resin, among other things. Twenty-five percent of this resin is biobased. But technical developments haven’t stopped there. “We can presently increase the share of bioresin to 45 percent without sacrificing any mechanical properties,” says Ed Hoogstad, Director Operations COO at FiberCore Europe.
“The project also promotes the current energy transition, thanks to its positive contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions,” continues Tromp.
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