New Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte officially openes
On Tuesday, 16 October, the new Falck training centre on the Maasvlakte was officially opened by Allard Castelein. Falck has moved several hundred metres further along to make space for the development of the Hartel Tank Terminal, the company said in its press release.
At Falck, people in the maritime, offshore or petrochemical industries can learn what to do in case of a disaster. The new site is more than a hectare bigger than the previous location and includes a state-of-the-art training centre that meets the very latest technological, environmental and hygiene standards.
Back in 1985, several kilometres from the current location, a large training centre was established for the fire department, industry, offshore and the maritime sectors.The centre was part of a cooperative venture between the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Smit International and the Netherlands Security Service (NVD). The main objective of the security centre, then called Risc and Nutec, was to create a safe living and working environment in the port of Rotterdam.
The new site is located approx 138 metres to the east of the existing training centre.