Koninklijke Volker Wessels Stevin NV

11/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/14/2018 04:17

IJmuiden new sea lock caisson in place

Work has been underway in IJmuiden since 2016 to construct the world's largest sea lock, which will accommodate increasingly large seagoing vessels. The new lock, which will be 500 metres long, 70 metres wide and 18 metres deep, is a joint project between the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the province of Noord-Holland, the municipality of Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam and the municipality of Velsen. Commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat, the new sea lock is being built by contracting consortium, OpenIJ.