May Update on the IJmuiden Sea Lock Project

The Port of Amsterdam recently released the latest update on the IJmuiden Sea Lock Project.

In its update for May, the port said that the new fendering system between the Middle Lock and the new sea lock will be completed this month, ending closures of the Middle Lock.

The lock gate chambers of the inner and outer head continue to grow in height and the builders are also working at the lock chamber walls.

Lock gate chambers are still growing in height

As the lock gate chambers continue to grow, an additional crane is be installed soon at the lock gate chamber of the inner head to get all the reinforcement steel into place.

The lock gate chamber of the outer head grows faster in height than that of the inner head, because it has been designed for only one lock gate and therefore has less surface area.

By the end of May, the rear wall of the inner head will be at its highest point before the complete structure will be sunk this summer. The structure will sink from 5 meters below to 22 meters below NAP.

Construction work on the lock chamber walls

A series of construction activities on the future lock chamber walls are being carried this May, including the application of a smooth finish to the surface of the walls, the installation of anchor beams and the drilling of anchors.

The port also added that another two meters of concrete will be poured on top of the anchor beams. The top of the concrete walls will then be finished by a smooth rounded steel cover slab. This way, the lock chamber walls are gradually taking their final shape.


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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews ( 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.

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