Flemish-Netherlands Scheldt Committee names preferred bidder for €753m Dutch lock
July 12, 2017 – The Flemish-Netherlands Scheldt Committee has selected Sassevaart consortium as the preferred bidder for the construction of €753m lock in Terneuzen in the Netherlands.
The final award of the contract is expected to be announced on 25 August 2017, provided two other bidders do not raise any objections.
The consortium consists of BAM Infra, DEME Infra Marine Contractors, Dredging International, BAM Contractors and Algemene Aannemingen Van Laere.
The work will start at the end of this year and the first ship will sail through the New Lock in 2022. The lock will be as long and wide as the renovated locks in the Panama Canal, with dimensions of 427 x 55 x 16.44m. It is being constructed within the existing lock complex in Terneuzen.
The work is likely to commence at the end of this year and the first ship will sail through the New Lock in 2022. The lock will be as long and wide as the renovated locks in the Panama Canal, with dimensions of 427 x 55 x 16.44m.
The lock will be built within the existing lock complex in Terneuzen which forms the access to ports located on the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and is a crucial link in the Seine-Scheldt connection.
Once completed, the New Lock will provide better access and a smoother flow of traffic from the Western Scheldt to the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal and beyond.