DEME’s backhoe Peter the Great ready for Terneuzen job

DEME Group’s giant backhoe dredger Peter the Great is getting ready for action at the New Lock Terneuzen project.

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“A large part of the old Middensluis has now disappeared due to demolition works. After the Christmas Holidays, we will start removing an invisible part: the more than 7,000 piles in the floor of the Middle Lock area,” said Nieuwe Sluis Terneuzen in its official statement.

The new lock is being built between the existing locks and will improve access to the ports of Ghent and Terneuzen.

According to DEME, Europe will be gaining a brand-new up-to-date lock complex with the aim of improving shipping connections between Terneuzen and Ghent and, as the link between the Scheldt and the Seine, Paris.

It is expected that the new lock will be ready to receive shipping later this year.