Financial project management of two DKTI projects
ffiqs is Vlot Logistics’ compliance partner in two DKTI grant projects: VERZET and FUNDA(ce)MENT. Both projects aim to develop innovative construction logistics concepts for zero-emission vehicles.
DKTI project: VERZET
The goal of VERZET’s consortium partners is to jointly achieve a practical implementable zero-emission construction logistics concept for heavy material flows, suitable for any Dutch inner city. VERZET demonstrates for a representative fleet that daily operation without radius limitations is possible. In the process, work is underway to develop an innovative, all-electric crane truck and a zero-emission stone puller.
The project consortium consists of: Vlot Logistics, P van der Velden bedrijfswagens B.V., Emoss Mobile Systems, TNO and Breytner B.V. Together, they are proving with the VERZET project that, thanks to the right mix of smart vehicle and fast charging technology, zero-emission construction logistics can become a reality in the short term. The project’s practical demonstration will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where 30% of business traffic is accounted for by construction.
The results of VERZET will contribute to the further development of sustainable mobility policies by local, regional and national governments alike.
DKTI project: FUNDA(ce)MENT
The FUNDA(ce)MENT project, which partly builds on VERZET, aims to demonstrate that vehicle technology is ready for the rollout to diverse zero-emission construction equipment. In addition, the consortium partners provide convincing evidence that it is possible to carry out the inner-city housing task completely emission-free through new (smart) construction logistics concepts. Possible solutions they have for this are:
- the deployment of mobile fast charging infrastructure;
- integrating fast charging into logistics planning;
- the deployment of a construction hub on the edge of the local environmental zone.
The project consortium consists of: Vlot Logistics, P. van der Velden Lease, Emoss Mobile Systems, TNO, Cementbouw Betonmortel and Dura Vermeer Bouw Zuid West B.V. In this project, the practical demonstration will also take place in Rotterdam, between the construction hub on the edge of the environmental zone, a concrete plant, a vehicle rental location and a construction site in the city centre.
The FUNDA(ce)MENT project will result in several full-scale prototypes of zero-emission construction logistics vehicles, such as a hook-lift truck or a self-supporting dump trailer, and in investments in both zero-emission construction equipment and mobile fast charging infrastructure.
The role of ffiqs
VERZET and FUNDA(ce)MENT both received the DKTI-transport grant, a Dutch grant for the demonstration of climate technologies and innovations in transport. The application processes were successfully guided by EGEN, like ffiqs part of PNO Group.
To ensure that both projects comply with the grant obligations, project leader Vlot Logistics engaged the experts of ffiqs. ffiqs supports the consortia of both projects with various tasks so that the grant administration is in order and fully compliant. In addition, ffiqs helps Vlot Logistics with drafting progress reports, organising and chairing consortium meetings and drafting determination and modification requests.
ffiqs advises and supports Vlot Logistics and the project partners during the two-year term of the projects. This allows them to fully focus on the innovations and cooperation.
“As supervisor of both projects, I am very satisfied with the way ffiqs’ experts approach and supervise the project. They punctually meet the agreements made beforehand and I am constantly informed about the progress. The added value of the expertise of ffiqs is especially apparent around change requests.”
– Rokus Vlot, Vlot Logistics