APM Terminals Valencia this month laid the foundation stone of a new 2,145 square meter maintenance workshop on the Levante quay.
According to APM Terminals, the new workshop will enable the terminal to support increasing volumes and combine maintenance and asset repair tasks in a single building for improved efficiency. This will also improve working, health and safety conditions for the terminal's employees.
The construction of the new workshop will take nine months to complete and represents an investment of 3.1 million euros. In terms of design, the new workshop building is inspired by a stack of metal containers, with one container for each of the planned uses, including access control, offices, canteen, changing rooms, auxiliary rooms. The main building will be 12 meters high and accommodate 10 check and repair workstations.
The development is part of the Stronghold Project, a terminal reorganization project aimed at improve terminal access efficiency and optimizing various part of the terminal, including maintenance, value-added services for refrigerated goods, external and internal vehicle parking and stacking areas.
Speaking at a ceremony for the foundation stone laying, Fernando Rodríguez de Colmenares, Head of Asset Maintenance at APM Terminals Spanish Gateways, said, "The event we are celebrating today not only symbolizes the start of the construction of the new workshop, but also the beginning of a new era, which will give us strength as a team."