Belgium: Waasland Canal Development Work Begins

Waasland Canal Development Begins

Construction work has started on a new 645 m quay at the head of the Waasland canal, in the port area on the left bank.

The new quay will have a projecting platform with a width of 65 m to permit mooring, loading and unloading of ro/ro vessels.

On the West side of the Waasland port (the Antwerp port area on the left bank of the Scheldt), at the junction of the Verrebroek and Doel docks, a new quay with a length of around 645 metres is being built. The quay is of the combi-wall type, having tubular piles with sheet piles between them, with a reinforced concrete deck on top and anchored by MV piles (heavy ground anchors).

The new quay will have a projecting platform with a width of 65 m to permit mooring, loading and unloading of ro/ro vessels.

The quay will offer a depth alongside of 18 m. Some 500,000 m³ of sand and 300,000 m³ of other spoil unsuitable for recycling in the construction industry will be dredged away to create this depth. The construction work is expected to take about 24 months, and the dredging will start once this has been completed.

The project also includes construction of a talus with water plants growing on it over a length of 50 m at the East end of the Doel dock, as part of a trial project. Taking this into account also, the complete work should be finished by the end of 2014.

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Press Release, February 28, 2013

 

 

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