Strenghtening the ”Afsluitdijk” with modular pontoon ‘Titaan’
Building consortium Levvel, which consists of a collaboration between BAM, Van Oord and Rebel, will reinforce the ”Afsluitdijk” in the Netherlands. The consortium uses specially developed sustainable concrete blocks. Placing those blocks directly from the modular container barge “Titaan” from Baars!
Sustainable dyke improvement
The consortium uses special (Levvel) concrete blocks that have been assembled in such a way that they require considerably less concrete. This results in no less than 50% less CO2 emissions than with conventional dyke improvement.
Easy to move container pontoon
The concrete blocks are delivered on a hopper barge. This barge is laid alongside the pontoon and the excavator then places the blocks against the dike. The pontoon is equipped with
four heavy spud legs; those legs makes it possible to proceed working during high waves
two walking legs, which makes a push boat unnecessary; and can move 10 meters at each step
At the Baars shipyard in Sliedrecht, preparations are in full swing for the construction of the modular pontoon Titaan container. The modular pontoon is assembled in a structured way. And the heavy spud poles, the wheelhouse are in production. The hitting pole that will take care of the .. movement is under construction. The van Oord crane has been delivered and has been built up and is being further developed. This crane will then be transported directly on the pontoon towards the Afsluitdijk.
Beautiful sustainable hydraulic engineering project
Maurice van Koert, Technical Manager at Baars: “I am proud to be able to contribute to the reinforcement of the ‘Afsluitdijk’ by supplying our modular pontoon Tiatan. This is a beautiful sustainable hydraulic engineering project to which we would like to connect to our name..”