The first new Mine Countermeasure Vessel for the Belgian navy, the M940 Oostende, was spotted on the water for the first time on 22 February. It involves a technical launch of the ship, the official launch is scheduled for 29 March. The official launch in March will...
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the IJmuiden sea lock on Wednesday afternoon, 26 January. The opening marks the commissioning of the largest sea lock in the world. The lock will be taken into use in mid-2022. The new, larger sea lock...
After a 72-hour operation, a 72-metre-long lock gate has been put into place in the new sea lock at IJmuiden, the Netherlands. The door is part of the construction of the largest sea lock in the world. ‘The door has been sailed into place in the door socket with...
Dredging of the lock chamber of the new sea lock in IJmuiden has started. The lock chamber is currently still full of sand. In the coming months, 600,000 cubic metres of sand will be removed here to reach a depth of 18 metres. In order to accommodate increasingly...
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