Germany: BAM to Build Fifth Lock at Brunsbüttel

The public authority responsible for management, maintenance and operation of the Kiel Canal, the Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Brunsbüttel, has awarded the contract for the construction of a fifth lock at Brunsbüttel to the joint venture formed by the BAM operating companies Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, BAM Civiel bv and Wayss & Freytag Spezialtiefbau.

The contract value is € 346 million, and the construction period is expected to be seven years. The project includes the construction of a 360 meter long sea lock between the Elbe and the Kiel Canal and the adjustment of the entrance of the harbor on the Elbe side.

The construction of the fifth lock is essential for the necessary renovation of the century-old lock complex at Brunsbüttel.

Press Release, May 2, 2014

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Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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