VIDEO: Katwijk Coastal Defense Scheme Completed

Last Thursday, after a year and half of construction, Dutch – Danish consortium Ballast Nedam – Rohde Nielsen completed reinforcement project along the Dutch coast in Katwijk. 

The Netherlands is situated largely below sea level. Protection against water is therefore important. Part of Katwijk’s coast didn’t meet the latest safety standards so the coast was therefore reinforced with a dyke in new, wider dunes.

In close consultation with residents a landscape design was made, transforming the city’s seaside in an attractive resort. The new coastal defense scheme protects Katwijk with a unique dike-in-dune construction and an underground car park built between the dike and the boulevard.

The Katwijk Coastal work is part of a national 780 million euro program to reinforce the Dutch coast at ten locations. In 2003 coastal authorities concluded that the current sea defenses at these locations were unable to withstand a super storm.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

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.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

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

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