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The Province of Noord-Holland has granted Heijmans final contract award for the
design, realisation and maintenance of the 'Renovation of the Wilhelmina Lock
Zaandam' Project. The project involves the renovation of the 110-year old
Wilhelmina lock in the city centre of Zaandam. The contract value amounts to
approximately € 30 million.
The contract was awarded on the basis of a Design & Construct contract that also
included the Economically Most Advantageous Tender (EMAT) aspects. The
distinctive design and a well-thought out approach to the construction resulted
in a winning proposal for Heijmans. The proposal was prepared with the aid of
the Building Information Model (BIM) in which all of the data available for the
design and construction were included in 3D and will be shared with the partners
involved in the
The renovated Wilhelmina lock will accommodate mixed traffic and will be
suitable for shipping traffic up to and including Class CEMT Va. The passage
width will be increased from 12 to 14 metres, the threshold depth and length of
the chamber will be increased and the bridges will be renovated. Due to its
greater dimensions, the new lock will no longer form an obstacle to entering the
Zaan river as a result of which the Zaan's transport capacity will increase and
the flow of the shipping traffic will improve.
Work planning will commence in 2013, after which construction will start. The
construction work will peak in 2014. Plans call for the completed work to be
commissioned no later than May 2015. Any inconvenience to the current Wilhelmina
lock, including the current bridges will be kept to a minimum during the
construction work. The project has been registered with 'Bewuste Bouwers'
('Concerned Builders'), a code of conduct for building sites that safeguards
professional environmental management practices.
The renovation of the Wilhelmina lock forms part of the 'Vaart in de Zaan'
('Navigation on the Zaan') programme, whose objective is to make the Zaan
accessible to the inland shipping vessels of the future. In addition, the
programme aims to improve the region's quality of life by reducing road
transport and environmental impact.
Heijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to real estate
development, residential building, non-residential building, technical services
and infrastructure. Heijmans is active in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
Our focus on an integrated approach and high quality execution creates added
value for our customers. Heijmans realises integrated, innovative projects for
large customers, such as companies and government bodies and homes for investors
and consumers. With over 8,000 employees and € 2.4 billion in revenues in 2011,
we are building the spatial skylines of tomorrow. For more information, visit
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