VIDEO: Deltaflume Tests for Afsluitdijk

Delta Marine Consultants, an international maritime engineering company, has just released this very interesting video about the Deltaflume tests for the Afsluitdijk project in the Netherlands. 

Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, marked the official start of works on the Afsluitdijk project on April 1, 2019.

In the coming years, the Frisian side of the dyke will be reinforced to withstand a storm which happens once in every ten thousand years.

The Afsluitdijk will be covered with 75,000 newly designed sustainable concrete blocks. Due to the special shape of the blocks, less concrete is required than previously used material. That means a saving of 56% in CO2 emissions.

The concrete blocks will be placed on top of the basalt blocks used to construct the causeway almost 90 years ago.

The Afsluitdijk project will be carried out by consortium Levvel (BAM, Van Oord, Rebel) and will be completed by the end of 2022.