The doors of the world’s largest sea lock in IJmuiden are heading to the Netherlands. On the night of 23 October the doors left from South Korea and they are expected to arrive in the Netherlands in about two months. The doors are being transferred on a heavy-load carrier.
In total, three doors are being transported, of which two are operational lock gates, for which the door seal is now being installed in IJmuiden and a reserve lock door.
The lock gates are 72m long, 24m high and 11m wide each. They weigh about 2,900 tons each.
The sea lock will provide tide-independent access to the ports and companies along the North Sea Canal. It will be 500m long, 70m wide and 18m deep.
The project is a joint venture between the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the province of Noord-Holland, the municipality of Amsterdam, Port of Amsterdam and the municipality of Velsen.