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  1. News item 02-09-2019
    The new sea lock - what's happening in September and October?

    In the coming months, the space between the walls of the dividing dam (number 1 in the picture) and the walls of the northern part of the flood barrier (number 2 in the picture) will be filled with sand. Work is also underway on the foundation of the rails for the upper wheel carriages on the walls... read more »

  2. News item 02-07-2019
    The new sea lock - what's happening in July and August

    OpenIJ is continuing construction activities at the new sea lock during the summer months. These activities include the sinking operation of the inner lock head (number 1 in the picture), construction work to connect the dividing wall to the outer lock head (number 2 in the picture), and work on... read more »

  3. News item 11-06-2019
    Three questions to Steffan Haver of IBB Kondor

    The Lock Operation Centre (SOC) is almost finished. The outer facade of the main building has been completed. An emergency staircase and a steel platform will be installed after the summer. Shortly after the summer, the local control buildings will be clad with the same sturdy, ribbed facade as the... read more »

  4. News item 11-06-2019
    Letterbox cofferdam as connecting element

    The name says it all: the letterbox cofferdam is narrow and deep. OpenIJ hired a special crane to excavate it. The cofferdam is needed to connect the lock gate chamber with the lock sill of the outer head. Planning Engineer Rick Kleiterp explained what it is all about. read more »

  5. News item 11-06-2019
    Creating safety together

    On an average working day, some 500 people are working on the construction site of the large sea lock in IJmuiden. This means that many activities take place in a relatively small area. Jutta Leibfried is safety manager at OpenIJ and, together with her safety team, is committed to the safety of all... read more »

  6. News item 11-06-2019
    Towing the IJmuiden lock gates

    The lock gates arrived at the port of Amsterdam at the beginning of this year and the completion work is now in full swing. After completion, a testing period will be run at OpenIJ Logistics Centre in Amsterdam. Then the gates will be transported back to IJmuiden where they will be manoeuvred into... read more »

  7. News item 09-05-2019
    The new sea lock - what's happening in May and June?

    In May and June, OpenIJ will be very busy with the sinking operation of the inner head (number 1 in the picture). Furthermore, work will also be carried out on the local control buildings (numbers 2 in the picture), on the connection between the lock gate chamber and the lock sill of the outer head... read more »

  8. News item 11-03-2019
    Strong example of sea lock technology: concrete reinforcement

    The new sea lock has to withstand enormous forces. To achieve this, hundreds of thousands of steel concrete reinforcement bars are installed. Gerrit van Hak, Project Manager with concrete reinforcement company Van Noordenne Wapeningsstaal, explained how this important process works. “We made three... read more »

  9. News item 11-03-2019
    Innovations in SHIP: mooring jetty, Technolab workshops, and exhibition

    Innovations have been introduced in SHIP over the past few months. Shipping company Jumelet has been granted a permit to use the mooring jetty near SHIP and will soon start a regular service from IJmuiden to SHIP and vice versa. Furthermore, Technolab, especially intended for young learners in... read more »

  10. News item 06-03-2019
    The new sea lock - what's happening in March and April?

    In March and April, work will be carried out to the exterior facade of the Lock Operation Centre (SOC) (number 1 in the picture); various engineering works will be carried out to complete the lock gates; construction activities are still being carried out to heighten the walls of the inner lock... read more »

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