The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintenance basis for a period of 26 years. The new lock will replace the current Noordersluis lock complex at IJmuiden.
The project aims to increase the sea access capacity to the Port of Amsterdam to 125 million tons per year through the construction of a new sea lock allowing new Panamx ships to enter the port. The total investment volume of the new lock complex is €740 million.
In october 2013, the European Union said that it will support with €2.7 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies to prepare the IJmuiden sea lock in the Netherlands for public-private partnership (PPP) procurement.
The deadline for submissions of qualification documents is May 16th.
IJmuiden is a port city in the Dutch province of North Holland and is the main town in the municipality of Velsen. It is located at the mouth of the North Sea Canal to Amsterdam, and lies approximately 17 kilometres north of Haarlem. The port of IJmuiden is the third port of the Netherlands.
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