TSG designs and builds the largest charging station for heavy transport vehicles, initiated by Watthub

TSG Netherlands delivered the largest charging station for heavy vehicles and machinery in the world. The Watthub, as it is called, is a carbon-neutral hub dedicated to powering electric construction trucks and excavators – using mainly renewable energy sources for its operations, with solar panels and windmills nearby.

The project, initiated by Watthub, aimed to create a charging hub that could recharge the heavy equipment used in the reinforcement of the Tiel-Waardenburg dyke. This would allow for zero-emission activities at the site, a novelty also in the construction sector.

The project: renewable power generation to recharge electric heavy vehicles

The Watthub is a one-of-a-kind project that relies on green power generation from solar panels and windmills to sustainably recharge electric heavy vehicles. To match its sustainable aspirations, TSG designed and built a charging hub that can recharge the electric trucks and excavators used to perform the dyke reinforcement.

The Watthub is located in Geldermalsen, in the West of the Netherlands, on a highway that connects Rotterdam – the second largest Dutch city, home to the largest seaport in Europe – to Germany.

TSG delivered a turnkey solution, having supplied and installed chargers and transformer stations, and handled all the associated electrical works on-site.

Heavy vehicle drivers can now benefit from the six 600 kW Kempower Power Units and 36 Kempower Satellite chargers, with a total capacity of 3.6 MW, provided and installed by TSG.

What services TSG Netherlands provided

The Dutch team delivered a complete project to Watthub, which included:

  • Site design and installation

    Design of the charging hub, with complete installation and commissioning

  • Hardware supply, provision and deployment

    Supply and installation of 36 Kempower chargers, capable of delivering power ranging from 25 to 400kW, and 600 kW 6 Power Unit stations

  • Mid-voltage supply

    Installation of transformer stations from

  • Electrical installation

    All electrical works related to the provisioning of chargers

  • Lighting plan

    Design of the site lighting

The Watthub was inaugurated in 2023 with the presence of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands at the opening ceremony.

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TSG delivers turnkey charge projects for businesses, taking care of all the realisation steps – from design and equipment supply to installation and commissioning. Contact TSG Charge experts to learn more about what we can do for you.

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