Posted on 18 January 2017
Three Dutch companies specialised in floating constructions, Floatbase, Bartels&Vedder and FlexBase, have joined forces in Holland Floating Solutions.
By combining their expertise and experiences the companies are able to offer hybrid constructions, combining the modular Holcon system for heavy floating buildings such as a multilevel restaurant, or the modular EPS system for lighter constructions such as a floating greenhouse.
The new company expects to build a first ‘hybrid’ floating platform on the Danube, in Budapest, Hungary.
|Impression of the construction of the floating platform for a ferry terminal on Kenyir Lake, Malaysia, designed by Bartels&Vedder.|
Multi-purpose floating platforms
The speciality of Holland Floating Solutions is the design and construction of floating platforms for many different purposes, ranging from floating houses, floating solar panels, floating exposition halls, floating farms, floating green houses, and even a floating ferry terminal.
Together the three companies have experience with all these designs.
First hybrid on Danube
“Depending on the dimensions, shape and the weight of the whole construction, we can select the best options for the platform”, adds Mark van Ommen who represents the new cooperation.
“We will mainly focus on floating projects with the possibility to use a combination of different floating concepts, that we like to call hybrid solutions”.
According to Van Ommen Holland Floating Solutions has been invited to build a 1,000 m2 pilot platform on the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. “With the pilot we will be able to collect important data for a final full size hybrid platform”.
|Floating maintenance building in Indonesia, designed by Flexbase.|
About the companies
Floatbase has many years of experience in floating concrete hull constructions and floating project development. A few examples of its projects are the floating village in Amsterdam. The focus of Floatbase is mainly on floating project development and realisation,
Bartels & Vedder is a leading engineering firm on floating constructions, including a floating farm in Rotterdam and the floating Ferry Terminal in Kenyir Lake, Hulu Terengganu, Malaysia.
It uses innovative solutions like a light weight floating composite/steel structure basements and the prefab floating Holcon element.
FlexBase develops and constructs floating foundations based on the patented EPS (styrofoam) concept. It has experience and know-how with building directly on water and realised large scale floating projects like the floating pavilion in Rotterdam (on top photo), the floating house project in Manila and floating solar panels in Singapore.
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Holland Floating Solutions
Mark van Ommen
+31 6 224 77 974
Video of the construction of a floating ferry terminal consisting of six different buildings, in Malaysia with Holcon concrete elements by Bartels & Vedder.