Logistics & Warehousing


Green Hub Mobility

John Cockerill’s technology helps decarbonize VPD Transports & Logistics‘s last-mile distribution site in Zellik (Belgium) and transforms it into a green energy and mobility hub.

John Cockerill equips this Belgian site with over 3,000 photovoltaics panels, an energy storage battery that will store energy but will also serve for grid services to generate extra revenues, 20 charging stations for e-trucks, vans, and individual cars. These charging stations will also be available for public access.

EMS by John Cockerill

The whole system proposed by John Cockerill will be managed by our Energy Management System (EMS), a unique smart system developed by our Belgian engineers and which enables an optimization of the entire installation. It also enables to make judicious choices in terms of energy management.

As of today, the 3,000 photovoltaic panels are installed while electrical and civil works are ongoing. Commissioning will take place in summer 2023.

With this project, John Cockerill will make the WDP site more self-sufficient, allowing green and competitive mobility to VPD’s last-mile logistics specialist. This project perfectly meets the current challenges of our times in the energy transition context.

You want to decarbonize your site? We have the solutions! We can offer you a similar equipment. Our teams listen to your needs and can adapt their proposal according to your requests and constraints. You won’t regret to collaborate with our teams!


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