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Companies JIP 2023:
Cluster 3 -
Urbanism, Delta & Infrastructure

Transportation, Rail Infrastructure

 Future of Freight: Integrated European E-Truck Train System

This project explores the possibilities of a future integrated, full electric freight system in Europe. Students are challenged to conduct research and design a transport system using the strong competitive elements of e-trucks (local) and the rail freight system (Europe). Students will work for 3 ProRail Directors and will present at the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.


district heating network, spatial implementation

Feasibility Study of Spatial Implementation for Rotterdam Heating Network

Rotterdam has the Netherlands' largest district heating network, and aims to be climate neutral and natural gas free by 2050 (Rotterdam Sustainability Compass). The purpose of this study is to determine the feasibility of the spatial implementation of a district heating network for Rotterdam. The specific goals are to determine the optimal spatial arrangement of the heating network, to assess any conflicts with existing infrastructure, and propose solutions for any identified concerns above and below the surface.

Surprise Case - Gemeente Rotterdam

Carbon efficient, Circular Design, Sustainable bridges

Standardization of circular/sustainable concrete bridges

Rijkswaterstaat aims to replace bridges that have reached the end of their useful lives by adopting a circular, carbon-efficient strategy that allows for numerous component lifecycles. The number of concrete bridges that will need to be renovated and replaced in the future will constantly rise due to the growing demand for mobility. The goal of this case is to design a standard circular viaduct based on (concrete) beams and include a circular business strategy, a logistics plan, a draft of production, and processes.


Standardization, Frugal Design, Sustainability

Futureproof lock-renovation

Rijkswaterstaat will renovate a large number of - mostly big - locks in the coming decades since they are reaching the end of their life-span. It has to be done in a sustainable and cost-effective way. Sustainability, lifecycle costing, availability, maintainability, innovation, future readiness, and standardization will be leading concepts.

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