Van Reel Group uses electric Hyundai HX85A E in Stenendijk renovation

An electrically powered Hyundai HX85A E, built by Urban Mobility Systems and supplied by Van der Spek Vianen, was immediately used in the renovation of the monumental Stenendijk between Hasselt and Zwolle.

The 1.3 kilometer long Stenendijk near Hasselt in Overijssel is a national monument of more than five hundred years old. The flood defence, which was once built as protection against the Zuiderzee, is currently being renovated and this is completely emission-free.

The Hyundai weighs more than 10 tons and has a 130 kWh battery with which the machine can work for 6 to 8 hours before it needs to be recharged. In addition to the Hyundai HX85A E, there is also an electrically driven tractor from Van Reel active at work.

In July of 2022, the project of the Flood Protection Programme (HWBP) started. The renovation of the last masonry dike in the Netherlands is a technical tour de force involving the water board and a combination of contractors. Both buildings and natural values are taken into account, because the historic dike borders a Natura 2000 area.

Although emission-free working was not mandatory for client Drents Overijsselse Delta (WDODelta), a version with only electric machines was chosen. Of course, this is not entirely new: earlier this year, for example, a completely emission-free renovation of Amsterdam’s Noorderpark was completed and an emission-free cycle path was built in Arnhem.

Van Reel Groep is a sustainable family business and consists of an earthmoving company, a green recycling with locations in Rouveen and Hardenberg, a contracting company in Groen & Grond, weg- en waterbouw and is a specialist with swamp cranes in maintenance of nature reserves with poorly accessible soil. They mainly work together with municipalities, water boards and project developers. The environmentally conscious entrepreneurship of the Van Reel Group fits perfectly with the investment in the new electrically powered Hyundai HX85A E.