10/25/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/25/2018 06:59
In order to accommodate ever-larger seagoing vessels, IJmuiden has been working on the construction of the largest sea lock in the world since 2016. The sea lock provides tide-independent access for a smooth and safe accessibility of the ports and companies along the North Sea Canal. The new lock will be 500 metres long, 70 metres wide and 18 metres deep. It 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. Contractor is the consortium OpenIJ, which is building the new sealock for Rijkswaterstaat. Rijkswaterstaat is part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands.