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Rijkswaterstaat – Reinforcement of Afsluitdijk – The Netherlands - Project Profile

Rijkswaterstaat – Reinforcement of Afsluitdijk – The Netherlands - Project Profile


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Rijkswaterstaat is planning to reinforce the Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands.

The project involves the reinforcement of 32km Afsluitdijk dam. It includes the construction of a 5km long artificial fish migration river, a new pumping station with a capacity of 400 m3/s, and the replacement of dikes, discharge sluices, floodgates and the outer cladding.

Archello has been appointed as a planner, Paul de Ruiter as an architect and Feddes Olthof as a landscape architect.

Wageningen Marine Research, Royal HaskoningDHV and Alle Hosper have been appointed as a study consultant.

Tenders for the design, build, finance and maintain (DBFM) contract is scheduled to be invited on November 16, 2017, with a submission date of January 25, 2018. The contract is slated to be awarded by February 22, 2018.

Construction is expected to commence in 2018 and slated to be completed by 2022.

Stakeholder Information:
Planning Authority: Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Study Consultant: Wageningen Marine Research, Royal HaskoningDHV, Alle Hosper
Planner: Archello
Architect: Paul de Ruiter
Landscape Architect: Feddes Olthof


The project involves the reinforcement of the 32km Afsluitdijk dam in the Netherlands.

The US$968 million project includes the following:

1. Construction of a 5km-long artificial fish migration river

2. Construction of a pumping station

3. Replacement of dikes

4. Replacement of discharge sluices

5. Replacement of floodgates

6. Replacement of the outer cladding

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