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  1. News item 02-03-2020
    New sea lock - what's happening in March and April?

    In March and April, OpenIJ is going to asphalt part of the future public road near the guard wall and the dividing wall (number 1 in the picture). Also in March and April, the builders will complete the last section of the southern lock chamber wall (number 2 in the picture). OpenIJ is also working... lees meer »

  2. News item 15-01-2020
    New sea lock, update and drone recording of the construction

    In the first months of the new year, OpenIJ will be busy with the completion of the road connection for construction traffic (number 1 in the picture), the removal of the temporary bridge, the completion of the local control building west (number 2 in the picture), the installation of equipment for... lees meer »

  3. News item 23-12-2019
    On to a beautiful 2020!

    2019 was an eventful year for the construction process of the new sea lock. A year that started with the arrival of the three lock gates in IJmuiden, an event that was met by great interest from the press and the public. lees meer »

  4. News item 23-12-2019
    Three questions to Raymond Goed of the Vletterlieden - the IJmuiden boatmen company

    During the entire process of the construction of the new sea lock, the work of the boatmen continues as normal. Boatmen work in 24/7 shifts in and around the ports and locks. What does their work involve? Will this change when the new sea lock is operational? lees meer »

  5. News item 23-12-2019
    Successful precision operation inner lock head

    The inner lock head has been positioned in its exact position. Despite the gigantic size of the lock gate chamber, the sinking process has been done with great accuracy. Site manager Nikola Filipovic and Planner Dave Vermaas explained, “We have become much more experienced.” lees meer »

  6. News item 12-11-2019
    The new sea lock - what's happening in November and December?

    In the last two months of this year, OpenIJ will be busy with the installation of pipes and cables and with the construction of the road next to the guard wall (number 1 in the picture). Work also continues on the lock sill of the outer head (number 2 in the picture) and on the lock operating... lees meer »

  7. News item 02-10-2019
    Everybody satisfied?

    Are the local residents, companies and other interested parties satisfied with the information provision and with the communication around the IJmuiden new sea lock project? That is why Rijkswaterstaat and OpenIJ examine people's satisfaction every six months. The results of last May's online... lees meer »

  8. News item 02-10-2019
    Working below water level

    A small part of the work on the new sea lock at IJmuiden requires a special approach. In the case of the inside of the lock chamber, the work has to be carried out in the water and even below water level. For this work, building consortium OpenIJ uses a temporary cofferdam solution placed against... lees meer »

  9. News item 02-10-2019
    Safely entering the new sea lock

    Ships must be able to enter the new lock in a safe way. That is why works are being carried out on the west side of the new lock to realise a proper approach channel. Jasper Coremans, Project Coordinator of OpenIJ, explained what is being built or removed to realise this. lees meer »

  10. News item 02-10-2019
    Three questions for Planner Steven Krul

    The IJmuiden new sea lock will have no less than three lock control buildings. Why so many? And what work is left to be done before the lock operators can start working there? That is what we asked Planner Steven Krul of IBB Kondor. lees meer »