Although Het Gooi is a prime suburban area just outside Amsterdam, commuting from Huizen to Hilversum by public transport used to be well nigh impossible. The arrival of High-Value Public Transport (HOV) in the district has drastically improved the situation. The preferred route for the HOV bus route along this trajectory was confirmed in late 2011 as part of the development of R-net.
The climate is strongly susceptible to change, with precipitation becoming more frequent and more intensive, with all the consequences that entails. Rivers are unable to cope with the drainage, and Dutch cities are threatened with inundation. The Dutch government’s Ruimte voor de Rivier (Room for the River) programme aims to solve this problem.
Two dikes, each five miles long, and other components including a half-mile-long inlet, were formed into a flood channel that should only need to be used once per human lifespan. PRO6 managers is proud to have been chosen to support Waterschap Vallei en Veluwe, a water board in a lowland area of the eastern Netherlands, to implement this unique project. Following years of work, it will be delivered in mid-2017.
This flood channel, the Hoogwatergeul, will serve two functions when the River IJssel is extremely full: a storage and a bypass function. In practice, what this channel will do is prevent the historic Hanseatic cities of Deventer and Zutphen from being flooded during periods of exceptionally high water. When these cities are threatened with flooding, the inlet will kick into action, dropping the water level on the IJssel by 71 cm (two and a half feet).
This project in a village in Frisia concerned the new build of 144 flats, the renovation of 32 more, and the laying of an entire infrastructure above and below ground. Very thorough planning required, in other words. For our client, Zorggroep Alliade, PRO6 managers worked on various aspects of the realisation of De Wissel in Beetsterzwaag.
HarvestaGG is an ambitious innovative company. They are determined to become a market leader in producing green fuel and in making sustainable products from plant biomass. Their Green Goods concept involves converting grass and other biomass into products including biogas, animal feed and raw materials for bioplastic. The first Green Goods Farm came into being in Ter Apelkanaal in the north-east of the Netherlands. The farm processes specially-grown grasses from two hundred arable farmers in the area: a first for the whole country.
So, through HarvestaGG, PRO6 managers has helped make the world a greener place.