The Houtrib Dike Final Results Set for Publication Later This Year

The pilot section of the Houtrib Dike will be handed over to Rijkswaterstaat in the spring of 2018, according to the EcoShape.

This pilot project, part of the Dutch Flood Protection Program, created a sandy foreshore consisting of a large quantity of sand that is deposited in front of a dike.

This body of sand attenuates the waves and therefore eliminates or reduces the impact of the waves on the dike, avoiding the need to strengthen the dike.

But before the handover, researchers will carry out one final test where a part of the stable body of sand is removed, reported the EcoShape. The final results of the project will be published in 2018.

With intensive measurements of the remaining part of the pilot section, the researchers expect to gain a better understanding of the development of the sand package. With that knowledge, future sandy reinforcements can be designed more accurately.

The partnership for the project Hybrid Flood Defense Houtrib Dike consists of Rijkswaterstaat and Ecoshape. Within Ecoshape the following organizations participated: research institutions Deltares and WUR Environmental Research, contractors Boskalis and Van Oord and engineering companies Arcadis, RoyalHaskoningDHV and HKV – Lijn in Water.

For more info please visit the project page Houtribdijk!

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Nov 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

22nd World Dredging Congress & Exposition (WODCON XXII)

The event is being organized by the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA), China Dredging Association (CHIDA) and Eastern…

read more >

DREDGING FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

The two-day-long programme offers six highly interactive sessions with contributions from internationally…

read more >

2nd Island and Marine Development Middle East Conference

Join companies including Meraas Holding; Aldar Properties…

read more >

Second Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress

The Congress is organized by the leading maritime industry media group PortNews…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply