Contract signed for the Tiel-Waardenburg dyke project

The Rivierenland Water Board and the Mekante Diek consortium, a collaboration between Van Oord, Ploegam and Dura Vermeer, are getting ready for the Tiel-Waardenburg dyke reinforcement project.

According to Van Oord, the Mekante Diek consortium signed the contract for this project on 7 October 2021.

The Waal dyke between Tiel and Waardenburg is to be reinforced over a length of more than 19 kilometres to meet the current safety standard.

“The three consortium partners have the specialist knowledge and expertise needed to make this project a success. Our combined experience in implementing large-scale dyke reinforcement projects will be deployed to protect the residents of the area against high water on the river Waal after completion,” said Van Oord.

The Tiel-Waardenburg dyke reinforcement project borders on a Natura 2000 site and a large part of the dyke lies alongside residential areas.

The project partly consists of a two-phase contract. For the structural solutions, the optimisations offered will be developed in cooperation with the client to produce the final design.

Photo: Van Oord