Ter Alpin GmbH, Alpincenter Bottrop

Measurements showed that the pillars that propped up the ‘Alpincenter’ indoor skiing centre in Bottrop were subsiding and shifting, to the extent that the centre would have to close within four years. Ter Alpin GmbH contracted Van Boekel GmbH to fill the slope on which the skiing centre had been built to counterbalance the subsiding pillars.

Before we could start work on placing the counterweight, we applied a loamy seal, topped with drainage sand. To collect water from the fill, we also built a storm catch basin, from which water is drained via the sewage system.

  • Bottrop
  • Ter Alpin GmbH

Creating a shoulder, layer by layer

The fill is built up and compacted layer by layer, in order to create a shoulder of sorts. We started work on the fill, requiring approx. 900.000 tonnes of soil, in August 2016. The new embankments created through this process were covered with a layer of loamy clay to serve as a seal and a top layer in which plants and greenery were regularly planted during the work.

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ClientMunicipality of Grave
LocationVelp (municipality of Grave)
Contract formRAW – with MEAT
CertificationISO 9001
CategoryCivil engineering
Executed byVan Boekel Regionaal
TimeMay 2019 – May 2020
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Van Boekel Bouw & Infra changed its course a few years ago, shifting our focus to multidisciplinary concrete projects in the civil and non-residential construction sectors. We started to emphasise Best Value Procurement (BVP) projects, which enabled us to escape the low-cost market. This change of course has netted Van Boekel Bouw & Infra new clients, whilst enabling us to specialise in new types of projects and contracts, such as UAV-gc, and expanding our work area in the Netherlands and abroad.  Our organisation and employees worked hard to make this transition into a success, focusing on acquiring new clients and completing new projects.