Royers Lock in Antwerp
The objective of the study is to provide the necessary execution documents for the realisation of a 36×234 m maritime lock between the Scheldt and the port of Antwerp (replacing the current lock, which was built in 1905 and whose dimension no longer meets the current traffic requirements). We are acting as a subcontractor for the consortium of companies responsible for the construction of the lock.
The main works on which we are involved are:
- the access channel: construction of a new quay wall, docking facilities, protection of the channel bottom and bank reinforcement work,
- the Riolink: buried collector connecting the Scheldt and the port and allowing the management of flows (pumps and valves),
- the lock itself: carrying out the concrete work in coordination with the parties responsible for the steel structures (bridges and gates) and the electromechanical equipment (joints, jacks, manoeuvring carriages, etc.),
- the construction pit: structures constituting the enclosure and allowing the dry construction of the lock. This enclosure fulfils the function of waterproofing and support.
All the structures studied are processed in 3D and according to a BIM philosophy.
Execution studies for the contractor’ consortium