Our areas of expertise are diverse. From foundation techniques to a soil bank that contributes to a healthy environment. From crane rental to pontoon rental, both domestically and internationally… With each expertise, you can rely on our 60 years of experience. And you can also count on the practical experiences we proudly showcase. Therefore, we proudly present practical experiences that speak for themselves. So, go ahead and click on an area of expertise that interests you, and see how we have assisted other clients. If you feel there’s more to know or if the information leaves you with questions, feel free to give us a call. In fact, we welcome it. Who knows, we might soon be collaborating on a project that’s more than worthy of being showcased on this site.
You can say so much…
But actions speak louder than words… That’s why we would like to show you what we are capable of. And, let’s not beat around the bush, that’s no small feat. We’re more than happy to showcase examples from each of our areas of expertise, giving you a glimpse into the projects we have taken on together with our clients.
Hansje Brinker had an easy task. He only had to stick his thumb in the dike to prevent the country from being flooded. In 2023, dozens of specialized civil engineering contractors must work together to ensure that the dikes do not break and everything we have built up is washed away.
Pontoon bridge for Sail Den Helder
SAIL Den Helder is an event that has been held every five years since 1993, usually simultaneously with the Navy Days. The entire history of (inter)national maritime shipping is then practically on display board-to-board. From windjammers or tall ships that had the wind in their sails centuries ago, to modern frigates and submarines that show their latest techniques here. Van Schie also did the latter with its latest type of pontoon bridge.
Get creative with bentonite
Suppose you want to build a house and the contractor has calculated that the foundation must consist of 36 concrete piles, 11 meters long. The concrete posts are already in place, the formwork is ready and the rebar has been woven. Only the concrete floor still needs to be poured. And then the municipality announces that the poles are one meter too deep in the ground.
On land, at sea and in the air
This year marks exactly 50 years since the popular program first appeared on the air. Back then it was called ‘Fly Out’. At Van Schie we look back with great pleasure on all those years that our company was able to take care of the construction of all ‘wet’ locations.
You probably know them: those concrete bridges in the polder. High on the road surface and too narrow to pass each other by car. They last a hundred years, but eventually cracks and cracks appear and something has to be done quickly. That was also the case on Demmerik, below Vinkeveen.
Close to the nature
Noise barriers have become an indispensable part of our street scene. Roads are being built everywhere, there are houses and people living everywhere. Also in Ede on the Veluwe, where a new ring road had to be constructed, straight through the forest. Then it is great that there are ‘green’ noise barriers that fit seamlessly into a natural environment.
While hundreds of garbage trucks drive through the streets everywhere in our country, the municipality of Amsterdam is taking a completely different approach to the disposal of household waste. Not by road, but underground. The system built for this purpose can best be compared to a pneumatic tube. Van Schie was able to make an important contribution to the infrastructure of this innovative project.
The train disaster
The train disaster at Voorschoten – earlier this year – is undoubtedly still fresh in the minds of many people. On Tuesday, April 4, around half past four at night, an Intercity train and a freight train collided with a construction crane, with disastrous consequences. The operator of the construction crane died; thirty other people were seriously injured. Both trains derailed and the enormous impact caused two of the four trains to end up in the meadow.
Nice job at the PLUS
Distribution centers of our national supermarket chains have been springing up like mushrooms in recent years. A consequence of ‘just-in-time delivery’, a system in which stores no longer maintain their own stock, but receive the goods from a central point – a so-called DC.
Many bridges in the Netherlands are currently undergoing renovation, including the Zwaanskuikenbrug at Hei- en Boeicop. This swing bridge over the Merwede Canal will be equipped with a new road surface, new controls, new cabling, and will be freshly repainted. As a temporary solution for cyclists and pedestrians, Van Schie has constructed a modern VSP pontoon bridge here. Ambulances are also allowed to use it. Other vehicular traffic must take a detour.
Like an exotic snake, this double gas pipeline winds its way through the Amsterdamse Bos, ready to go underground. This happens through so-called ‘horizontal directional drilling’.
Everyone is working on the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, with the aim of creating a cleaner world. The number of electric cars is rapidly increasing, and charging stations are sprouting up like mushrooms.