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  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Earlier in June, the filling of the new locks began, marking the start of a planned and methodical phase of operational testing of the Locks, including its culvert valves, maintenance bulkheads and gates. This stage of testing is meant to timely detect and correct any deficiencies in the project. The Panama Canal technical team is […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A second Poe-sized Lock is critical to the future of Michigan and the United States declared Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in his State of the State address on January 19. Gov. Snyder pledged to work with Congress to build the second lock. He noted that 4,000 commercial vessels transit the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has announced that the New Lock at the Soo project is on schedule as construction for phase one of the project began this week. According to the Corps, Trade West Construction, Inc., began to move equipment to the site on May 4 and will begin deepening the […]

  • 18 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Lake Carriers’ Association reported yesterday (September 17) that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $75.3 million in Fiscal Year 2020 funding for the new Soo Lock project. This matches the amount approved by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year and also matches the amount the Trump Administration requested for FY ’20. Jim Weakley, […]

  • 6 August 2020
    Infrastructure

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, has just released this beautiful photo of a large piece of jacobsville sandstone removed from the upper approach channel by Trade West Construction Co. as part of the Upstream Channel Deepening of the New Lock at the Soo project on in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Trade West […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Construction work on the IJmuiden Sea Lock Project has continued during the summer holidays, reports the Port of Amsterdam. According to the port, OpenIJ has worked hard in August, placing reinforcement steel for the lock gate recesses in order to start concreting in September. “Concreting of the floors of both inner and outer lock gate recesses […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The process of removing the cofferdam separating the ocean waters from the Cocoli locks in the Pacific has begun. The process comes as the next step after the Panama Canal in late June began filling the Cocoli’s locks, on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor on the Atlantic side earlier. The intricate filling […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, is doing everything to keep the pool navigable at Dam 52, Brookport, Illinois. According to the Corps latest update on the river closure at Locks and Dam 52, USACE has constructed a rock dike around a portion of the Dam and is doing everything possible to get the dam operational. The short […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    OpenIJ – a consortium of construction companies building the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden, the Netherlands – is continuing construction activities at the sea lock during the summer months. These activities include the sinking operation of the inner lock head, construction work to connect the dividing wall to the outer lock head, and work […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Kieldrecht lock in Port of Antwerp, the largest in the world, has been officially inaugurated by His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium. The Lock of Kieldrecht connects the Dock of Deurganck, the tidal dock where container vessels arrive, and the Waasland Canal, the connection with the other docks in the Waasland Port on the left bank […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium will visit the Port of Antwerp on June 10 to officially open the Kieldrecht lock, the largest in the world.  Construction of the Kieldrecht lock was necessary in order to ensure better access to the port area on the left bank of the Scheldt, as the existing Kallo lock […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The construction activities on the site of the new sea lock in IJmuiden are in full swing, according to the latest update from the Port of Amsterdam. The report said that more than 200,000m³ of concrete have now been poured and still more will be poured in January and February, including concrete for the inner […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The four gates for the Deurganck dock lock in the port of Antwerp will begin their journey from China at the beginning of April. The gigantic gates are being built by the Chinese steel constructor ZPMC, together with the trolleys on which the gates will ride, two combined road/rail bridges, the caisson and other items. […]

  • 24 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    The excavation of the construction pits of the new locks in Terneuzen is proceeding well, reports MPS – Modular Pontoon Systems. Phase 1 of dredging works carried out from MPS modular pontoon has been completed, the company said. The works were performed by the Belgium based contractor DEME – part of the Sassevaart consortium. The […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The most visible construction work at the new IJmuiden sea lock this month will be at the lock gate chambers of the outer head and the inner head, according to the Port of Amsterdam. In its latest update on the project, the port said that for ships, the most noticeable thing in April will be the […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Middensluiseiland island will be significantly expanded over the next month, and the area between the lock heads will soon again comprise fully recovered land. The contractor will be using this land for the cement production facility, which will manufacture all the cement required for construction work. A Ro-Ro facility in this section of the […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Infrastructure

    OpenIJ – a consortium of construction companies building the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden, the Netherlands – and the Port of Amsterdam have just released the Summer 2020 Construction Update. The following activities are scheduled for the coming months: the connection of the lock sill to the lock gate chamber of the inner head; […]

  • 24 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, which oversees operations and maintenance of Locks and Dam 15, mobilized a maintenance crew to address structural concerns on the downstream guidewall. According to Aaron Dunlop, Operations Project Manager for the Rock Island District’s Mississippi River Project, four monoliths making up a portion of the guidewall […]

  • 23 July 2020
    Business development, Infrastructure

    The first load of bedrock arrived from the Upstream Channel Deepening of the New Lock at the Soo project on Thursday, July 16, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division. Phase one of the project, upstream channel deepening, will facilitate the construction of a […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Concrete pouring operations for the floors of the new sea lock at IJmuiden continue throughout this month as well as the installation of reinforcement steel for the walls, reports the Port of Amsterdam. According to the November update, the last diaphragm walls for the lock chamber are currently being placed and OpenIJ is making preparations to […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Panama Canal Expansion project continues to gain momentum as it moves closer to completion. In August, while testing of the new locks continued, the three dams adjacent to the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks were completed. These dams are essential to the completion of the new locks project since the water level in the navigational channel of […]

  • 3 July 2017
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Port of Amsterdam today released an update on the new sea lock project at IJmuiden, the Netherlands. This month, OpenIJ will start with installing reinforcement steel for the floor of the outer lock head (number 1 in the picture). This is preparatory work for the pouring of concrete for the floor after which the […]

  • 21 August 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    During this month, OpenIJ will – under the New IJmuiden Sea Lock project – continue working on the walls of the inner lock head and on the flood defenses. Near the outer lock head, OpenIJ is carrying out excavation work for the lock sill cofferdam, reported the Port of Amsterdam. At the inner lock head, OpenIJ […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Martens en Van Oord has won the contract for the construction of fifth lock chamber at Brunsbüttel, Germany, including the earthworks, dredging, coastal and bank protection works on the project. The customer, ARGE Neubau 5. Schleusenkammer Brunsbüttel, formed by three BAM operating companies, has final responsibility for the entire construction of the fifth lock chamber. “Our work will start […]

  • 13 September 2011

    Troy Lock, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, has officially reopened to allow marine traffic following post-Irene cleanup work and inspections. Tropical Storm Irene caused flooding up and down the Hudson River, including at the navigation lock just north of Albany, and sent debris large and small down the Hudson […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    September and October – under the New IJmuiden Sea Lock project – will be dominated by the sinking operation of the lock gate chamber of the outer head and by the construction of the walls of the flood defense, reports the Port of Amsterdam. The port also added that the OpenIJ concrete mixing plant will be […]