Sea lock Replacement Ijmuiden

Currently the divers of Disa International B.V. use our underwater cutting torch in the Sea Lock Replacement Project.

After a long time in operation, the northern lock in IJmuiden will be replaced with a new, larger lock system to improve the accessibility of the port of Amsterdam. In connection with the approaching end of the technical lifespan and the arrival of the end of the economic life of the Noordersluis (North Lock), a new lock is needed. The new IJmond sea entrance is part of Rijkswaterstaat’s Locks Programme. The new lock will stimulate the local economy by offering space to the growing number of ships, independent of the tidal levels (BAM, 2020).

During the Sea Lock Replacement the divers used our underwater cutting torch to cut through:

  • tubular piles
  • H-beams
  • Stamps
  • Sheet Pile
  • Purlins

This to make sure the sea lock can open and close easily.

The divers had to cut serveral kilometers in a fast and cost efficient way. See the results below.

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