Today, the Scheldestromen Water Board and the Van Oord – KWS consortium signed the contract for the Hansweert dyke reinforcement project in Zeeland, the Netherlands. The dyke must be reinforced over a length of more than 5 kilometres to meet the current safety standard.
The Van Oord – KWS consortium, together with the Scheldestromen Water Board and Witteveen + Bos engineering and consultancy firm, will form the construction team that will prepare and carry out the Hansweert dyke reinforcement. The contract was signed by André Marinisse (Scheldestromen Water Board ), Paul Vogelaar (Van Oord) and Rob van Koeveringe (KWS). With these three partners, the construction team has the specific knowledge and skills needed to make this project a success. The Water Board is the managing party and point of contact for the local inhabitants and stakeholders. Witteveen + Bos is handling the design and providing the required permits. Van Oord and KWS are contributing their knowledge and experience of carrying out large-scale dyke reinforcement projects.
Hansweert dyke reinforcement project
The Hansweert dyke reinforcement is a complex project. Part of the dyke lies along inhabited areas. The dyke also borders on a Natura 2000 area. The project comprises two phases. Phase 1 involves the construction team phase, with the client and the contractor jointly determining the design and the method of execution and formulating the price and the contract. The intention is to contract the contractor of the construction team phase also for phase 2, the implementation phase. The project execution will start in 2022. Completion is expected in 2024.
Image source: Courtesy of Van Oord
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