DEME JV bags canal widening project in Kiel, Germany

Photo: DEME

DEME has been awarded a contract as part of a joint venture for the widening of the Kiel Canal in Germany.

The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, represented by the WSA Kiel-Holtenau, commissioned the joint venture with the construction work to expand four kilometres of the eastern section of the canal. The contract carries a total value of approximately €99 million (US$108.88 million) in which DEME Group subsidiaries Nordsee Nassbagger und Tiefbau and Dredging International will handle the marine dredging works.

The eastern part of the Kiel Canal will be expanded from 44 metres to a future minimum bottom width of 70 metres so that larger ships can cross safely in this area.

Extensive landscaping measures will be carried out as part of the expansion of the canal cross-section. In total, around two million cubic metres of soil are to be moved, around 58,000 square metres of revetments are to be installed, and over one million cubic metres of soil are to be dredged and dumped.

The execution period extends over four years to the end of 2023.

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