Van Boekel GmbH, our German branch, was commissioned by NABU-Naturschutzstation Niederrhein e.v. for the “Emmericher Ward” project in Germany, on which it started work in July 2017. This is a natural engineering project that involves creating a secondary channel for the river Rhine. The development of the natural area was of key importance here, and the preservation of flora and fauna was paramount, as the “Emmericher Ward” is home to various species, such as deer, beavers and foxes.
The project was completed in mid-November 2017. We started by removing and disposing of 870 tree stumps to clean the site, after which the existing natural stone dams were removed, with the natural stone being reused for the inlet and outlet of the secondary channel. Because more natural stone was needed, an extra 3,000 tonnes of natural stone were delivered by ship and processed.