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OpenIJ consortium places caisson for IJmuiden sea lock

Nov 19, 2018 - Marketline Newswire

The OpenIJ consortium, consisting of BAM-PGGM, VolkerWessels and DIF, has achieved a milestone in the construction of the new IJmuiden sea lock in the Netherlands, with the immersion of the caisson for the outer lock head into its final position.

A caisson is a watertight chamber, open at the bottom, from which the water is kept out by air pressure and in which construction work could be carried out under water.The caisson, in and out of which the lock gates will slide, is the size of an a...