MoIE – Room for the River – Netherlands - Project Profile
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Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (MoIE), Government of Netherlands is undertaking the Room for the River program in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management is responsible for managing the project.
The project ‘Room for the River’ consists of 30 measures to enhance the protection against flooding from the main Dutch rivers.
The project site encompasses four rivers: the Rhine, the Meuse, the Waal, and the IJssel. The area to be addressed begins in the Netherlands, flows into Germany into a portion of France and finally reaches into Switzerland.
The program includes placing and moving dykes, depoldering, creating and increasing the depth of flood channels, reducing the height of the groynes, removing obstacles, and the construction of a "Green River" which would serve as a flood bypass.
DHV Global is responsible for the design process, drafting an admissible environmental impact assessment (EIA) and a cost-benefit analysis of the project. Mott MacDonald has been appointed to provide technical and spatial management for two Room for the River projects in the Rhine river basin in the Netherlands.
Digging at Nijmegen started in 2013. The dike, Island and new channel with further development to follow, included building two new bridges, extending an existing one and constructing new housing and recreation space.
The channel will be 150 to 200m wide and 3km long. It will be dug after the dike has been moved back and will divert part of the Waal during high water, allowing for a larger discharge at the river bend in Nijmegen, which will reduce the chance of flooding.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been appointed as a construction contractor and Rijkswaterstaat as enabling contractor.
On January 22, 2013, the Dutch public works department Rijkswaterstaat and the city of Nijmegen officially started the construction of a 3km long side channel next to the river Waal/Rhine. The contract was awarded to contractor Combinatie i-Lent (formed by Dura Vermeer Divisie Infra and Ploegam).
In March 2016, the Room for the Waal was completed.
Room for the River nears completion with new by-pass on IJssel river.
On January 22, 2017, Groundbreaking ceremony held to develop a 3 km long side-channel next to the river Waal/Rhine.
Construction works are underway and the project is scheduled to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2022.
The Room for the River consists of 30 measures to enhance the protection against flooding from the main Dutch rivers, the Netherlands.
The US$3,152 million project includes the following:
1. Placing and moving dykes
2. Depoldering, creating and increasing the depth of flood channels
3. Reducing the height of the groynes
4. Removing obstacles, and the construction of a "Green River" which would serve as a flood bypass
5. Construction of 150 to 200 meters wide and 3km long channel at Nijmegen
6. Construction of two new bridges
7. Construction of new housing and recreation facilityReasons To Buy
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