Major maintenance to Afsluitdijk

March 24 2017

Fine challenge for Mourik Infra

Mourik Infra has been commissioned by Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management) to carry out repairs to the lifting towers and the control rooms in the discharge sluices of the Afsluitdijk. The Afsluitdijk is the water-retaining structure that connects Northern Holland and Friesland and dams off the IJsselmeer from the Wadden Sea. Construction was started in 1927 and the dyke was opened to road traffic in 1933. So it’s due for some major maintenance!

The work consists of replacing the coating of the concrete structures and repairing the damage to the underlying concrete. In addition, the roofs of both the lifting towers and the control rooms need to be repaired. Rijkswaterstaat aims to carry out the work with as little disruption to traffic as possible.

We thought it would be a fine challenge to Mourik and, for this and other reasons, we submitted a tender.

The execution of the work is organised as follows:
• Mourik Groot-Ammers takes care of project management.
• Vogel KB removes the existing coating.
• Vogel repairs the concrete.
• Bouman applies the new coating to walls and roofs.
• Traffic & More takes care of traffic management.

Only the accessibility provisions are purchased elsewhere. Upon publication of this edition, the companies are hard at work carrying out the first activities. Before that stage was reached, a lot of things had to be taken care of: drawing up the work plans and implementation schedule, scheduling staff, purchase materials and hiring subcontractors. Fortunately, everything went according to schedule.

The completion of the project is scheduled for 30 September 2017 at the latest.

Source: Mourik Open 132