De Halve Mann Brewery Brouges Belgium

In a world where urban congestion is a growing concern, the De Halve Maan brewery in Bruges, Belgium, implemented a unique and innovative solution to the problem of brewery truck traffic in a popular tourist town. By installing a 3,300-foot-long underground pipeline made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe, the brewery is now able to transport beer from its fermentation tanks to a bottling plant located outside the city center without the need for trucks and without the social impact of heavy truck traffic in a city center. 

This ingenious solution resulted in a significant reduction in traffic congestion and noise pollution in the historic city center of Bruges. The narrow streets of Bruges are ill-suited for heavy truck traffic, and the constant flow of brewery trucks had become a major nuisance for residents, tourists and the influential mayor of the city. The new HDPE pipeline eliminated this problem entirely and the streets of Bruges are now much quieter and more pleasant to walk through.

In addition to the environmental benefits, the pipeline has also proven to be a cost-effective solution for the brewery. The HDPE pipe is a durable and corrosion-resistant material that is expected to last for over 100 years. The cost of installing the pipeline was offset by the savings in fuel and maintenance costs associated with running a fleet of brewery trucks. The De Halve Maan brewery’s pipeline is a shining example of how innovation can be used to solve urban problems. The brewery’s commitment to sustainability and its willingness to embrace new technologies has resulted in a solution that benefits both the environment and the community.

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