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  • News item 22-04-2021
    The how, what and where of the site layout of Zeesluis IJmuiden
    The construction of Zeesluis IJmuiden is almost completed. Now that all the lock gates have been put in position, the area around the new sea lock is being prepared for its future use. During the preparation of the area, everything will be made ready for the opening of the lock.
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  • News item 22-04-2021
    All the lock gates have been put into position
    In March 2021, the last two lock gates on the canal side were successfully installed. The whole operation lasted four days. Edgar Breedveld and Victor Arnolds were involved in this milestone achievement. They directed the positioning process and ensured a good outcome.
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  • News item 22-04-2021
    Working together to train lock and VTS operators
    Zeesluis IJmuiden will soon be ready for use. But first, staff will have to master the ins and outs of operating the lock. Mia Dröge is Strategic Advisor to the Harbour Master's Division of Port of Amsterdam. Together with a team, she will ensure that the lock can be operated safely.
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  • News item 22-04-2021
    Three questions to Bart and Henk about the bottom protection system for Zeesluis IJmuiden
    A larger lock means bigger ships and more salt water. The locking process creates large volumes of fresh or salt water flowing into or out of the lock and water turbulence may scour out holes near the inner and outer lock heads, undermining them.
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  • News item 20-04-2021
    Implementation date Green Award requirement for river cruise ships postponed
    Port of Amsterdam has decided to postpone the implementation date of the Green Award requirement for river cruise ships for a year to 1 January 2023 in order to accommodate the industry. The pandemic has hit the river cruise industry hard.
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  • News item 19-04-2021
    How to make offshore wind circular?
    Offshore wind is one of the fastest growing sectors, with Europe investing some 26 billion euros in wind at sea during 2020 alone. Wind is one of the main components for generating sustainable electricity as part of the energy transition.
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  • News item 19-04-2021
    Setting the course for the Netherlands Hydrogenland now
    With less than 100 days to go until the postponed Olympic Games in Tokyo, the leaders of Nederland Waterstofland are seizing the moment to draw attention to the strength of the Netherlands as a hydrogen country.
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  • News item 13-04-2021
    The new sea lock (‘Zeesluis IJmuiden’) - what will happen in March and April 2021?
    The contours of Zeesluis IJmuiden are now clearly visible and this means that the final phase of construction has now begun. In the coming months, OpenIJ will continue with the construction of the Loswal (quay) on the Zuidersluiseiland (number 1 in the picture); the public road across the locks will open for pedestrians, cyclists and mopeds (number 2 in the picture).
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  • Press release 25-03-2021
    Port of Amsterdam wants to be the frontrunner in transition
    The City of Amsterdam has recently approved Port of Amsterdam's new Strategic Plan 2021-2025. This plan sets out Port of Amsterdam's strategic choices for the next four years. The main objective: to be a leading European Sea port in the transition to a sustainable society.
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  • Press release 16-03-2021
    H2Gate: towards transhipment of 1 million tons of green hydrogen in the Amsterdam port
    Port of Amsterdam and tank storage company Evos aim to import large volumes of green hydrogen into the Amsterdam port. Together with three specialised hydrogen companies, will investigate the feasibility of large scale imports, drawing up a blueprint and outlining a roadmap towards 2030 and beyond. The five parties expect hydrogen to play a central role in the transition to a sustainable energy system. This transition is necessary if we are to meet the European target of becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
    The Amsterdam port area is well positioned to play an important role in this transition.
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