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  1. News item 12-11-2018
    Safety first

    Inspectors call the IJmond Sea Entrance Project an example project in the field of safety. All employees are involved in the well-established safety culture. This is the result of agreements between the client (Rijkswaterstaat) and the contractor (OpenIJ). Contract Manager Wop Schat of... read more »

  2. News item 12-11-2018
    The control building: a festive beacon of design with a rock-like appearance

    The control building for the new sea lock at IJmuiden is clearly taking shape. The building has reached its highest point. According to IBB Kondor Project Leader, Steffan Haver, it is important to celebrate this milestone, especially with a complex project such as this one. But now that the... read more »

  3. News item 12-11-2018
    Digging with CCTV cameras and robot arms

    Using CCTV cameras and robot arms, OpenIJ is dredging away the soil under the lock gate chambers of the new sea lock at IJmuiden. This way, the caissons are lowered slowly but surely into place. Design Manager Sipke Huitema explained how the caisson method works and what makes this process so... read more »

  4. News item 07-11-2018
    The new sea lock - what's happening in November and December?

    November and December will be dominated by the transportation of the lock gates from South Korea, the sinking operation of the lock gate chamber of the outer head (number 1 in the picture) and the construction activities on the walls of the flood defence (number 2 in the picture). Meanwhile, work... read more »

  5. Press release 29-10-2018
    Lock gates for the new sea lock at IJmuiden are on their way to the Netherlands

    The gates of the new sea lock at IJmuiden are on their way to the Netherlands. The gates left South Korea by ship on Tuesday night (Dutch time). They are expected to be underway for about two months. read more »

  6. Press release 29-10-2018
    Lock Operation Centre of the new sea lock at IJmuiden reaches its highest point

    One year after the start of the construction on 9 October 2017, the contours of the striking object halfway along the southern lock chamber wall are clearly visible. A distinctive characteristic of the design is that the 18 metre high building inclines towards the lock at an angle of 15 degrees.... read more »

  7. News item 26-10-2018
    Marqt and Picnic open last-mile delivery hub in Vervoerscentrum and Alfadriehoek

    The fact that the Vervoerscentrum and the Alfadriehoek are ideally located for last-mile delivery and urban distribution is being confirmed by a growing number of companies. Marqt and Picnic both opened a last-mile hub in the Port of Amsterdam on 1 October 2018. Last-mile delivery refers to the... read more »

  8. News item 25-10-2018
    'Behind the scenes' at Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day

    Last Friday 19 October, the University of Amsterdam's Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), ILCA and the Port of Amsterdam hosted the annual Amsterdam Chemistry Innovation Day (ACID). In total over 150 participants, coming from the chemistry industry, SMEs, universities and the... read more »

  9. News item 21-10-2018
    Half of small companies are targeted by cyber criminals

    Internet criminals tried to steal funds or data from more than half (52%) of small companies in 2018, as is revealed by the Cybersecurity Awareness survey that Alert Online conducted among companies in the SME sector. Phishing and acquisition fraud are the most common methods used in these attacks... read more »

  10. News item 21-10-2018
    Cyber skills test

    Click on this Alert Online webpage (in Dutch) to carry out the test and find out whether you are alert enough online read more »