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Dutch dike reinforcement project awarded

Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 10 October 2016 - Hollands Noorderkwartier Regional Water Board (HHNK) has awarded the dike reinforcement project Den Oever in the north of The Netherlands to Van Oord. The work will commence in 2017 and will continue until 2019.

The project, part of the Dutch Flood Protection Programme, will encompass the design and the reinforcement of 900 metres of dike. After completion the dike meets the legal standard of 1:4,000. This means that the dike has to withstand a superstorm that occurs on average once in 4,000 years.

The project was awarded to Van Oord because of the attention that will be given to the surrounding community during the execution of the project. Kees Stam, Hollands Noorderkwartier Regional Water Board: ‘I am delighted that after years of thorough preparation Van Oord is going to realize the project for us.’ Van Oord deploys crane vessels, barges and dry earth moving equipment.

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