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